New Delhi: In a bid to thwart any possible terror strike, Delhi Police will enhance CCTV surveillance between Rajpath and Red Fort and monitor every movement from the police headquarters in the run up to Republic Day celebrations.
The entire CCTV coverage will also be linked to the C4i at Delhi Police Headquarters and monitored there by a dedicated team of officers.
Keeping a bird’s eye on the public to ensure no suspicious movement goes unnoticed, 162 CCTVs will be installed across the eight-km route of the Republic Day parade from Rajpath to Red Fort, when people get a kaleidoscopic view of the country’s military might and cultural diversity.
This means an extra 60-70 CCTVs will be installed this year compared to last year’s preparations, a senior police official said.
The move comes against the backdrop of terror attack outside the Delhi High Court on September 13 and the subsequent smashing of an Indian Mujahideen module by Delhi Police.
“Of the 162 cameras, 96 will have pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) and day/night colour zoom lens. The system will have a digital video recorder as well. The CCTVs will be installed on the route from January 17,” the official said.
He said 112 CCTVs, including 75 PTZ cameras will be installed in and around Rajpath and the street leading to ITO from India Gate.
Eighteen CCTVs will be installed on Rajpath from where President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh along with other dignitaries will watch the parade.