The Delhi Police is being extra vigilant about the security arrangements for the Independence Day this year.
Apart from security step-ups in North,Northwest and New Delhi area,the force has also floated a tender to procure CCTV cameras to cover the all these areas.
According to police sources,around 100 cameras will be placed near Red Fort and Raj Ghat areas,while 26 cameras will be installed on the premises of Chhatrasal Stadium.
Tenders have been floated to procure 58 CCTV cameras for North district,19 cameras for the Security unit and 9 cameras for Raj Ghats security unit,sources said. The companies have been directed to file tenders latest by July 23.
A senior police officer from the North district said,We have already put in place 35 cameras and have identified another 35 points in the area where security needs to be stepped up. Extra personnel will be deployed at these points. We have also covered all public enclosures,VIP routes,Metro stations,inter-state bus terminals and markets.
There will be three control rooms to monitor the CCTV footage. Apart from police headquarters,one will be set up at Rang Mahal inside the Red Fort,another at the police station on the Fort premises and a third at the Red Fort police post, a police officer said.
The Delhi Police has specifically asked for cameras that have the capability to focus on large areas as well as small objects. According to the tender,the cameras should be able to zoom in on a person at a minimum optical zoom and should also have night mode.
The tender also mentions that the monitor should automatically display the name of the areas where the cameras have been installed. These cameras should also be vandalism and water-proof,a source said.
Apart from the CCTV surveillance,the Station House Officers of all police station have been directed to keep a check on all high-rise buildings and keep a record of the residents of such buildings.
The arrangements will be in place in the coming weeks,police said.