The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has decided to install closed-circuit television (CCTVs) cameras in over 3,700 low-floor DTC buses plying in Delhi, including 1,275 air-conditioned ones. The move is expected to bolster women’s security in the capital.
The government will start the process of installing CCTVs in 2,500 non-AC and 1,275 AC low-floor buses within two months, transport minister Gopal Rai said.
The Delhi government is also planning to install CCTV cameras in cluster buses operated by Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS).
Three CCTV cameras will be installed in each bus so that the entire vehicle is covered. A close watch will be kept through them on every passenger.
Around 200 buses have been fitted with such devices in the first phase, DTC officials said.
“To ensure safety of women in DTC’s buses, government has decided to install CCTV cameras in non-AC and AC low-floor buses.We will start the process of installing CCTV cameras in two months,” Rai said.
The minister said that project would help women passengers travelling in corporation buses, especially late at night.
Along with having deployed 2,000 home guards in DTC buses to strengthen security of women, the Delhi government also plans to deploy security guards in dark spots across the national capital.