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As part of the Smart City Mission, around 2,588 hi-tech surveillance cameras will be installed at 320 locations across the state capital. The cameras installed at various locations will be connected to the Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC), now functional at the SSP’s office campus near Gandhi Maidan.

Traffic rules violations such as riding without helmet, overloading, speeding, crossing the stop line at traffic signals and jumping the red light will now be caught by different specialised cameras installed at 30 different junctions in the city with the help of ICCC. Besides, the police will also keep a tab on miscreants in cases of chain snatching, loot and other crimes.

According to Patna Smart City Limited (PSCL) officials, the smart surveillance system will start functioning from next year as the work is likely to be completed by January 15, 2023, by utilising the funds to the tune of Rs 178 crore. A total of 220km of optical fiber cable is being laid across the city to provide network connectivity to all the cameras.

Apart from 1,250 closed circuit television (CCTV) surveillance cameras, outdoor fixed box bullet cameras, PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) cameras, speed violence detection cameras, red light violence detection cameras, automatic number plate recognition cameras and adaptive traffic control system cameras are being installed at different areas to monitor traffic movement round the clock.

The project manager, K Kartikey said of the 1,250 surveillance cameras, around 800 have already been installed in major areas like JP Ganga Path (from Digha to PMCH), Atal Path, Bailey Road, Boring Road, near Gandhi Maidan, AIIMS-Patna, Meethapur, Saguna More and Danapur among other areas. “It is a pan-city project and we are covering most of the important roads and junctions. The agency has laid optical fiber in 140km area so far to provide infrastructure to install cameras. We are expecting that the project will be complete by January 15 next year,” he said.

He added: “The optical fiber has not been laid in Ashok Rajpath, Rajendra Nagar and Kankerbagh, as the Patna metro rail project is going on in these areas. It will be difficult to lay the cables as it will get damaged. We will include these areas once the metro work will end.”

Besides, public address system (PAS) and emergency call box (ECB) are also being fitted at 50 different areas to provide help to stranded people and in emergency situation. Around 30 public address systems have already been fixed at JP roundabout, Kargil Chowk, IT-roundabout, Patna HC Mor, Digha-Ashiana Mor and Dak Bunglow roundabout.

PAS, is an electronic sound amplification and distribution system with a microphone, amplifier and loudspeakers, to address a large public and it will also help to manage traffic congestion. The ESB system is an end-to-end solution for road-side assistance in case of emergency event.

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Autor(en)/Author(s): Faryal Rumi

Quelle/Source: The Times of India, 12.12.2022

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