Operationalise Safe City Project by August: Saxena to Delhi Police

Context: Lieutenant-Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena reviews the progress of the Central government-funded project, and issues instructions to complete the first phase of the ₹798-crore Operationalise Safe City Project by August.

About Operationalise Safe City Project

  •  A Ministry of Home Affairs initiative in collaboration with the Ministry of Women and Child Development under the Nirbhaya Fund in eight metro cities — Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Lucknow.
  • The project aims to create a safe, secure and empowering environment for women and girls in public spaces.
  • Under the project, 10,582 CCTV cameras will be installed.
  •  A command-and-control centre will also be set up with facilities for video analytics, AI, machine learning, facial recognition, etc., at police headquarters, district headquarters and police stations.
  • Two mobile command and control vehicles and 88 Prakhar Vans will also be deployed with mobile data terminals, body-worn cameras, etc.
  • The cost of the projects is shared in a 60:40 ratio between the Central government and the States concerned.
  • In Delhi, however, the Centre fully funded the project and implemented it through the Delhi Police through the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC).
  • The Pune-based C-DAC has appointed RailTel and NEC India to install CCTV cameras and connect them to feeders and main servers.

Practice MCQ

Consider the following statements regarding the safe city project

1.      It is an initiative of the Union Home Ministry

2.      It is aimed at the installation of CCTV cameras in 8 metro cities

3.      It is a centrally sponsored scheme

Which of the statements given above are correct

(a)    1 and 2 only

(b)   2 and 3 only

(c)    1 and 3 only

(d)   1, 2 and 3

Ans. D

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