Now, CCTV for Walled City markets
In a first, the entire Hauz Qazi police station area will be under CCTV surveillance. The cops and traders together have installed CCTVs at Chawri Bazar, Ajmeri Bazar and other busy markets vulnerable to a terror attack.
Additional CP of central district, Devesh Chandra Srivastava, said the move will also only help in maintaining law and order in the crowded and communally sensitive area. He added that it was difficult to set up CCTVs everywhere as the area is criss-crossed by narrow lanes and has dangling wires, but the project was completed on time with the help of traders’ associations.
In the first phase, cops have installed four moving and 19 fixed cameras and will add more if needed. The cameras have been installed at all strategic points in Chawri Bazar, Sirkiwalan, Ajmeri Bazar and Peepal Mahadev Market in consultation with local police, the officer said.
The project cost—around Rs 10 lakh—was borne by the market associations. The CCTV Control Room will be inside the police station complex and will work round the clock. The project was inaugurated on Friday evening.