Delhi’s police stations to be linked through cyber highway

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

NEW DELHI - In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in the country last year, Delhi Police has moved to connect all monitoring systems, CCTV cameras, traffic systems, police stations and police headquarters with each other via the cyber highway.

‘To ensure secure communications at a faster pace, we signed (an agreement) with MTNL Feb 27 for integrated data communication network (cyber highways),’ city Police Commissioner Y.S. Dadwal said Tuesday.

‘Cyber highway will be used for interlinking of police exchanges, connectivity of all police stations (and) kiosks with the police headquarters and district headquarters, criminal record information system, video conferencing, video surveillance system, traffic monitoring system and CCTV monitoring,’ he said.

He said it would also enable them to implement wide area network (WAN) for additional services such as variable message broadcast, finger print search applications and intelligent traffic system.

‘This is an advanced system. The movement of information will be very fast and this will really be a quantum jump once we complete this project.’

Dadwal said for the first phase equipments worth Rs.50.7 million will be procured. ‘The first phase will be followed with total project outlay of Rs.273.7 million.’

The city police chief also said they have hired RITES Ltd. for Rs.75 million to provide consultancy on Intelligent Traffic Monitoring System.

The system comprises a wide range of novel tools based on three core features - information, communications and integration - for managing transport networks as well as services of commuters.

Both the intelligent traffic system as well as cyber highway will cost Rs.1.7 billion to Delhi Police.

The police have identified 55 major roads, measuring 217.96 km, and about 200 intersections to be covered under the system which could provide better solutions for traffic management.

Dadwal said they were also installing CCTV system in 58 market places and 27 border check posts. ‘First we are installing them at the Vasant Vihar market and Gazipur border check post on pilot basis at a cost of Rs.58 million,’ he said.

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