Delhi becomes top city in the world in terms of CCTV coverage per sq km, claims Kejriwal

Published on : 02:54 PM Dec 03, 2021

CM Arvind Kejriwal claimed on Friday that the National Capital has become the top city in the world in terms of CCTV coverage per square kilometre. There are 1,826 CCTV cameras in Delhi per square mile, he added.

New Delhi: Delhi has become the number one city in terms of CCTV coverage per square kilometre in the world, said ChiefMinister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday.

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Briefing media persons, Kejriwal said, "As many as 2,75,000 CCTV cameras were installed across Delhi in the last seven years. These were installed in streets, lanes, colonies, RWS, schools and other places. Delhi has become the number one city in the world in having the maximum number of CCTV cameras per square kilometre. The survey was conducted in 150 cities across the world."

The Chief Minister further said there are 1,826 CCTV cameras in Delhi per square mile. Advertisement

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"London comes to the second place with 1,138 CCTV cameras per square mile. So Delhi is far ahead of London, Singapore, and Paris. In India, Chennai comes second place in terms of CCTV cameras. And, Delhi has thrice as many cameras as Chennai has. We have 11 times more CCTV cameras installed in Delhi than in Mumbai," said Kejriwal.

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He said that safety for women has improved since the installation of CCTV cameras. The police also get helps in solving crime cases as most of the time the incidents are recorded in the CCTV cameras, he added.

"We will further install 1,40,000 cameras in the city. Following this, Delhi will have 4,15,000 CCTV cameras," added the chief minister.

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He said Bharat Electronics Limited was working to install them. Lauding the features in the devices, Kejriwal noted that in case of any defects, an alarm will ring in the command centre and alert the authorities. The cameras also come equipped with 30 days of live feeding and those with authorization will be able to watch it from their phones as well.

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