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How Rajkot is fighting crime through CCTVs

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Anupam Singh Gehlot Gujarat’s Rajkot city is utilising a vast network of CCTVs under Eye Way project to curb crime in the city.

The second phase of this project is underway with 500 cameras being installed at strategic locations in the city.

“In the first phase, 107 camera sites were identified for the project where 489 cameras were installed. It has led to the detection of crime at a fast rate,” said Anupam Singh Gehlot, Commissioner of Police, Rajkot at Smart city Summit organised by Rajkot Municipal Corporation in association with Elets Technomedia Private Limited.

The CCTVs are serving various other purposes of the Police as well. For example, they are used to issue e-traffic challans to  traffic violators through monitoring of feed.

“We are also issuing challans through mobile feeds whereby officers on duty click photographs of the violators and issue challans. These phones are working like CCTV cameras. The feed is sent to the Integrated Command and  Control Centre (ICCC).

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“A lot of crimes are getting solved due to CCTVs. For example, we were able to arrest a murderer who was captured on CCTV dumping the body,” he added.

The Eye Way project was launched by Gujarat’s Chief Minister Vijay Rupani at the Summit.

After the completion of the second phase of the project, a single window command centre will be set up which will integrate government services as well.

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