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Nagpur plans Police Control Room on lines of Hong Kong city

The Nagpur Police have drawn an ambitious plan to build and set up a Police Control Room here on par with one in Hong Kong city. It has decided to install about 712 CCTV surveillance cameras in strategic points across the city to monitor various aspects right from traffic congestion to suspicious movement of people for better policing, traffic and crowd management, Commissioner of Police S P Yadav said here.

The ambitious CCTV camera surveillance project would be completed within a year to ensure that Nagpur becomes a safe city. The control room under the project would be designed, developed and function on the lines of Hong Kong, Yadav told reporters here yesterday.

“We have identified 712 locations for the cameras in the first phase to be installed at junctions, vital installations, strategic locations and public places for traffic monitoring, crime surveillance, post-incident analysis and crowd management,” he said.

These cameras would be connected to control room and undertake its integration with e-Global Information System (GIS), Global Positioning System (GPS) and Automatic Vehicle Number Plate Capture.

Yadav said that Nagpur Metro Rail is coming in the city soon and CCTV surveillance would be very necessary at important stations and other locations. The High Court will also be covered under the project, he said. Yadav said data feed from the CCTVs would be utilised for traffic and crowd management, crime detection and prevention.

“The City Police will require static, zoom and thermal power cameras which can capture images even in darkness.

Most importantly the cameras can detect a criminals with face-detection cameras and facilities of data base of previous cases. Moreover, our effort would be to link the internal surveillance cameras of the proposed Metro Rail and other vital installations with the control room,” he added.

Yadav also informed that a Motor Driving Institute would be set up in Nagpur. “Police personnel working in Nagpur city had to go to Pune to learn four-wheeler driving. We have a policy that every police man must know driving. After the institute comes up, police personnel not only from Nagpur but also from other districts of Vidarbha will be benefitted,” he added.

Source: Niti Central

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