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Delhi govt seeks Centre's Nirbhaya Fund for CCTV cameras in buses

The Transport Department of the Delhi government has started the process of hiring a consultant to execute the project through a vendor

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Gearing up to equip over 6,300 buses with CCTV cameras for better of passengers, especially women, the has sought Centre's financial assistance through the to the project.

The of the has started the process for hiring a consultant to execute the project through a vendor.

"The Home Ministry has been approached for financial assistance from the to install CCTV cameras in the DTC and Cluster buses," said a government official.

The central government had set up the Nirbhaya Fund, a dedicated corpus for implementation of initiatives aimed at enhancing the safety and for women in the country, in the wake of the December 2012 brutal gangrape incident in Delhi.

The objective of the CCTV project is to ensure safety and of the passengers, particularly of women commuters, through a system and panic buttons in the buses, according to the request for proposal (RFP) document of the project.

The project envisages to equip each bus with three internet protocol-based cameras. Screens of appropriate size would also be provided in each bus to telecast the output from the cameras in a systematic manner.

The video captured by each camera would be accessed and viewed in real time, from a control room. Live feed would also be available as and when needed, the RFP document said.

First Published: Sat, December 23 2017. 17:55 IST