“Saxena reviewed the status and progress of the project being implemented by the Delhi Police and issued instructions for the same to be made fully functional and operational by August.
“The project, being implemented at a cost of Rs 798 crore (and) funded by the Government of India, aims to prevent and curb all forms of crimes against women in public places by providing technology-enabled surveillance system, 24×7 real-time video-based analytics, quick and effective emergency response system and dedicated emergency vehicles for responding to women in distress,” the statement said.
This multi-dimensional ambitious project will augment and enhance overall technologically-enabled policing in Delhi and help prevent and curb all forms of crimes against women, apart from others.
With an objective to create a safe, secure and empowering environment for women in public places, to enable them to pursue all opportunities without the threat of gender-based violence and/or harassment, the Ministry of Home Affairs, in collaboration with the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development, had approved the project under the Nirbhaya Fund for implementation by the Delhi Police in the national capital.
Ensuring, through the use of technology, prompt availability of professionally equipped police personnel to reach women in distress, increased and demonstrative presence or visibility in public places through the installation of CCTV cameras and deployment of dedicated women-safety mobile police vans, 24×7 CCTV monitoring of public areas frequently visited by women and susceptible to crimes against women are some of the objectives of the project.
The survey of field locations identified for installation of field devices — CCTV cameras, poles and junction box, etc — has been completed and work has started on the installation of field devices, it said.