BBMP to install 460 CCTV cams along Bengaluru roads

BBMP to install 460 CCTV cams along Bengaluru roads

The BBMP has called tenders for the installation of cameras. The surveillance cameras will be installed at a cost of Rs 30 crore. (DH File Photo)

To ensure security and safety and to keep an eye on garbage blackspots, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has proposed to install around 460 CCTV cameras along 2,000 km of arterial and sub-arterial roads of the civic body’s limits soon.

The BBMP has called tenders for the installation of cameras. The surveillance cameras will be installed at a cost of Rs 30 crore. “The CCTVs will be installed in the city to crack down on criminal activities and to monitor garbage clearance,” said a BBMP official.

The BBMP, along with the police department and traffic police, will identify the roads where the cameras should be installed. The cameras will be procured under the Nagarothana Funds provided by the state government.

“There are around 2,000 km of arterial and sub-arterial roads in BBMP limits. But at present, barring main junctions, there are no CCTV cameras anywhere. Hence, we have planned to install CCTV cameras along these roads,” added the official.

The cameras will be managed by both the police and the BBMP. The CCTV cameras will be monitored by 34 police stations across the city.

The cameras will be connected to the proposed BBMP control room at its headquarters at N R Square and also to the Traffic Management Centre on Queen’s Road.

The contractor will be responsible for installing and maintaining the CCTV cameras for a period of three years and installation should be completed within six months, according to an official.