Delhi government approved a proposal to install CCTV cameras in buses

Vastavam web: In a bid to boost the safety measures for women, the Delhi government today approved a proposal to install CCTV cameras in all the DTC and cluster buses plying in the city.According to the government, the cost of the project, estimated to be around Rs 140 crore, would be borne from the Center’s Nirbhaya Fund.”The cabinet approved the Transport department’s proposal to authorize the DTC to invite tenders and sign an agreement for installation of CCTV cameras in 6,350 DTC and cluster buses, utilizing the Nirbhaya Fund to be provided by the Center,” a senior Delhi government officer said.

Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said, “The cabinet has taken an important decision towards a safe and secure environment for the public, especially the women, in Delhi.” Installing CCTV cameras in buses was one of the promises made by the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the run-up to the 2015 Delhi Assembly election. The party won the polls with a mammoth majority.

During his first budget speech as finance minister, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had proposed installation of CCTV cameras in all the DTC and cluster buses in the national capital, but its implementation was delayed for various reasons.Under the National Level Vehicle Security and Tracking System project, the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has specified the details of the CCTV cameras to be installed in public vehicles.