BBMP will be calling for tenders for the `30-crore project aimed at improving public safety in the city
In a bid to improve public safety and security in the city, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is all set to install more than 400 high definition CCTV cameras at major junctions.
The BBMP, which will be responsible for the maintenance of the CCTV cameras, will be spending Rs 30 crore on the project. The Palike is currently holding discussions with the police to finalise the camera specifications.
“Currently, we are holding discussions with the traffic police on the specifications of the cameras. The cameras will be installed along B-TRAC roads. The cameras will be able to capture still images and moving images and will have zoom function. In another week, the complete specifications will be finalised and, once that is done, we will call for the tender. We plan to install more than 400 cameras along B-TRAC roads and major junctions in the city,” a source from BBMP said.
BBMP is also looking at the option of getting wireless cameras. “We are also holding discussions to decide if we can make these cameras wireless,” the source added.
The total cost for the project is pegged at Rs 30 crore and the BBMP has a fund of Rs 10 lakh for each ward.
Recently, BBMP had proposed to install about 1.4 lakh CCTV cameras along 14,000 km of city roads as part of its Safe City project. The aim of the project was to make the city safer by installing a CCTV camera for every 100-meter stretch of city roads.