The Aam Aadmi Party’s ambitious CCTV project will finally work from the June 8, announced by Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday. . “The tender for installing 1.4 lakh CCTV cameras has been passed. We have also completed a survey for 70,000 cameras.
The work of installing in different parts of the city will start from June 8,” Kejriwal said in a press conference. “We intend to complete the project by December,” the CM said.
The announcement, part of AAP’s 2015 Assembly election manifesto, comes eight months before Delhi goes to polls again. The proposal was stuck for years in a fight between AAP and the L-G.
The Arvind Kejriwal-led government had blamed the Centre for halting the project and holding up its file several times. The project got the Delhi government’s approval in August last year, three years after it was approved by Cabinet led by Kejriwal. The CM said that the Cabinet will this month also pass another proposal for installing an additional 1.4 lakh cameras in the Capital.