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Delhi Government To Install Additional 1,40,000 Cameras: CM Arvind Kejriwal

| Updated : March 4, 2022, 3:59 pm
Updated : March 4, 2022, 3:59 pm

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NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced 1,40,000 additional cameras for the city. This will bring the total number of CCTVs in Delhi to 4,15,000.

Since the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government came into power in Delhi, it has installed a total number of 2,75,000 cameras in the city — on streets, public places, parks, RWAs and schools.

“Delhi has the highest number of CCTV cameras per square kilometre in the world. A survey of 150 cities has shown this. Per square mile, Delhi has 1,826 CCTV cameras. London comes second to this with 1,138 cameras,” said the Delhi CM.

Delhi has thrice the number of CCTV cameras in Chennai and 11 times the cameras in Mumbai

Not that it has been easy to install these camera. According to the CM, his government faced a lot of problems for installation of the CCTV cameras in the city. The CM himself, his deputy Manish Sisodia and Minister Gopal Rai even sat on strike for the same.

We faced many problems. I remember that I, Manish ji and Gopal Rai ji sat on dharna in LG house.

 

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