Eye on crossroads,Gurgaon’s CCTV project kicks off at IFFCO Chowk

To check crime and traffic violations in the city,Gurgaon police installed CCTV cameras at IFFCO Chowk on Saturday.

Written by ANCHAL DHAR | Gurgaon | Published:June 23, 2013 2:07 am

To check crime and traffic violations in the city,Gurgaon police installed CCTV cameras at IFFCO Chowk on Saturday.

Alok Mittal,Commissioner of Police (Gurgaon),said: “Earlier,only commercial buildings had CCTV cameras. It was about time we installed these cameras in public places. So we chose IFFCO Chowk as our first point of operation. Eight cameras have been installed at IFFCO Chowk,four on each side of the flyover.”

Mittal said the next point of installation would be Shankar Chowk,followed by Rajiv Chowk,South City Chowk,Mahavir Chowk and the Mehrauli-Gurgaon border. Later,CCTV cameras would be installed outside every Metro station in Gurgaon.

The purpose of installing CCTV cameras,police said,was to record untoward incidents and traffic violations,which could be used to aid police investigation.

Police said all future installations in Gurgaon will have cameras with better resolution and zoom option. “In the next 20 days,we will check how the cameras function and see if there are any issues that need to be addressed,” Mittal said.

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