April 21, 2019 | 9:05 PM IST

Delhi Cabinet gives nod to CCTV Cameras Project

Kejriwal Government on Friday approved the proposal of CCTV cameras project to install 1.4 lakh units across the national capital. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the Aam Aadmi Party government had decided to go ahead with the scheme as the Centre, which controls the Delhi Police, had not worked to stop crimes against women. CCTV Cameras project is likely to cost of Rs.571.40 crore, of which, Rs.320.96 crore is capital cost and Rs.250.44 crore maintenance cost for a period of five years. Approving the proposal at Delhi Cabinet, Kejriwal said that the committee appointed by lieutenant governor Anil Baijal on CCTVs had made a strange recommendation of obtaining a licence for installation of cameras. “It means money will have to be paid for getting the licences. Have you spent the money from the Rafale deal that you now need money from CCTV cameras to run your party?” he said.

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