The Aam Aadmi Party-led government in Delhi has decided to install close circuit television (CCTV) cameras in 5,000 buses in the first phase, besides deploying trained marshals in buses.
According to reports, the AAP government will make a provision of around Rs. 100 crore in the upcoming Budget to execute the flagship project for CCTV installation that will cover DTC and Orange-colour Cluster buses.
At present, there are around 4,700 DTC buses out of which 924 standard-floor buses (yellow) are all set to be scrapped as they have completed their age.
Apart from that, 1,300 cluster buses, run by Delhi Integrated Multi-Model Transit System (DIMTS), are also plying in the capital.
“Government has decided to install CCTV cameras in 5,000 DTC and cluster buses. As per plan, three CCTV camears will be installed in each bus to keep a close vigil on every passenger,” Transport Minister Gopal Rai told news agency PTI.
During the Janta ki Cabinet held in Connaught Place to mark the completion of AAP’s 100 days in Delhi, it was declared that installation of CCTVs will help to check any attempt of violence against women or eve-teasing in buses.