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Old 18-Jun-2011
Amritsar under CCTV surveillance

Amritsar June 18:

Crucial points in the city will be brought under surveillance. The police, in association with the Amritsar Improvement Trust, kick-started the Intelligent City Surveillance Project here today under which 35 major intersections and places will be monitored with the help of close circuit television (CCTV) cameras round the clock.

Funded by the trust, the Rs 4 crore project will be fully operational by the year-end. “This is a revolutionary step in the history of Amritsar city as security will now be electronically managed. This will make the Police Department more accountable besides proving a deterrent in traffic violations and petty crime,” said Navjot Singh Sidhu, BJP MP.

He said the Punjab police would be first in North India to have such an advanced surveillance system. The 35 points have been identified by the Police Department. As many as 175 cameras, including 100 fixed cameras, will be installed. Sidhu, while addressing mediapersons here today, said according to the company officials engaged for setting up CCTV cameras, this was one of the top five surveillance systems in the country.

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