To beef up surveillance in crucial places of Mumbai, the Maharashtra government has installed 1,200 CCTV cameras in the city which will be operational from Monday, Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis said.
Fadanvis at a function here said that about 1,200 CCTV cameras were installed in the South zone of the city in the last eight months while remaining parts of the metropolis will be covered by October, 2016.
The cameras installed in the first phase will be operational from Monday. It will bring a qualitative change in policing in Mumbai, he said.
The Chief Minister inaugurated the Distress Call Response Management System (DCRMS) at the Nagpur City police control room.
Fadnavis said Nagpur will also be equipped with CCTV cameras soon and asked state Energy Minister and district guardian minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule to expedite the process.
With the launching of DCRMS, Fadanvis said there will be certainly a quality change in the day-to-day policing.
He said the new technology will help police trace criminals promptly. It will also help reduce call drops as the telephone lines have gone up from 10 to 20.
Under the new system, each police station will be equipped with four patrolling vehicles for efficient working.