City Operation Centre under Smart Cities Mission has been set up to centrally monitor more than 3600 cameras, which have been installed at 700 critical junctions across Nagpur. More than 550 crimes have been solved by Nagpur Police using these camera feeds. For better traffic monitoring, system of Automatic Traffic Control has also been installed in the city.
Apart from this, Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and Red Light Violation Detection (RLVD) system have also been installed for easy identification of traffic violators.
Speaking to Nation Next, DCP Zone 4 from Nagpur Raj Tilak Roushan said, “These cameras have been extremely helpful in crime detection, prevention, etc., since two years now. It has become easier for us to give instructions to our police personnel especially during huge rallies, processions, and even during festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri, Dussehra, to name a few. Around 3600 cameras are fully operational; only 40-50 cameras aren’t currently operational.”
Speaking about the system of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and Red Light Violation Detection (RLVD), Roushan said that earlier this system was in the demo phase. Now it’s on the verge of being completely operational. It’s going to be of great use.”
The Smart Cities Mission launched by the Government of India in 2015 was created to provide core infrastructure and provide a clean and sustainable environment and application of smart solutions. Smart City Centers are presently operational in nine cities – Pune, Surat, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Vishakhapatnam, Rajkot, Nagpur and Kakinada.