Third eye for protection of women in Mohali city

Civic body to install 100 CCTV cameras in markets at a cost of Rs4.5 cr under Central scheme

Third eye for protection of women in Mohali city

For the protection of girls and women, the Mohali Municipal Corporation will install 100 CCTV cameras in markets having a huge footfall at a cost of Rs4.5 crore under the Nirbhaya scheme of the Central Government. Photo for representation only.

Tribune News Service

Mohali, October 21

For the protection of girls and women, the Mohali Municipal Corporation will install 100 CCTV cameras in markets having a huge footfall at a cost of Rs4.5 crore under the Nirbhaya scheme of the Central Government.

A detailed project report has been prepared in this regard. Under the project, 100 cameras will be installed in the city under the first phase at Phase 7, Phase 3B2 market and near the ITI for girls in Phase 5. There will be 80 fixed and 20 moving cameras.

The decision was taken at an MC meeting today. The meeting was chaired by Mayor Amarjit Singh Jeeti Sidhu. Senior Deputy Mayor Amrik Singh Somal, Deputy Mayor Kuljit Singh Bedi, Commissioner Kamal Garg, the DSP (Traffic) and other officials were present at the meeting.

The Mayor said the Punjab Government has taken several steps for the protection of women, but in spite of this, atrocities against women were on the rise. The state government had formulated the Punjab Urban Local Bodies Surveillance Grid for Women Safety scheme under which CCTV cameras would be installed in places frequented by girls such as colleges, universities, educational institutions and markets, he added.

The Mayor said under this scheme, in the first phase, 100 CCTV cameras would be installed in Mohali city. He said these cameras would be monitored by the Punjab Police, various law enforcement agencies and the state government authorities, which would significantly enhance the security of women in the city.

Sidhu said the police had identified places where crime against women was likely to increase.

He said once the cameras were installed, these would not only help curb crime against women, but also check other crimes such as burglary and fights in markets.

80 fixed, 20 moving cameras

A detailed project report has been prepared in this regard. Under the project, 100 cameras will be installed in the city under the first phase at Phase 7, Phase 3B2 market and near the ITI for girls in Phase 5. There will be 80 fixed and 20 moving cameras.

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