Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel has taken up an initiative to increase the safety and security of the people in the state. The state government plans to increase the number of areas in the state that will have surveillance through CCTV cameras.
In the first phase, the state government has decided to identify public places having a movement of 1000 people during the day in 8 cities. These cities are Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Junagadh and Gandhinagar. Public places might be business complexes, commercial and industrial establishments, religious places, educational institutions, hospitals, sports complexes as well as railway and bus stations.
The identified places in the said cities will be brought under CCTV camera surveillance, so as to strengthen their security. Furthermore, CM Patel has instructed that the authorities must save CCTV surveillance data for the past 30 days. This will ensure that the authorities have enough data to review in case of any unlawful incident or accident. Besides, officers at the PSI level or above can request this footage while investigating a crime.
These measures were recommended by the Public Safety Committee and approved by CM Patel. The Deputy Commissioner of Police will function as the Member Secretary of the Committee in the Police Commissionerate area. The concerned departments have been instructed to implement the measures within the next six months.