The CCTV cameras will be installed at the entry and exit points of the Bahawalpur city under the Safe City Project, the deputy director of Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) Muhammad Saad Bashir briefed District Police Officer (DPO) Sarfraz Ahmed Falki on Sunday.
The CCTV cameras will also be installed at all the government offices, educational institutes, big hotels and restaurants, plazas, malls and busy markets. Moreover, the routes of the processions during Muharram and other religious events will be monitored to ensure security.
The work has been started on the project that will have far-reaching impacts on security and safety of the citizens. DPO has directed the DSP traffic to provide a list of major roundabouts and crossings of the city to the Punjab Safe Cities Authority.
About Safe City Project
The Safe City Project is government’s initiative to monitor the public places, organizations, roads as well as entry and exit points of the cities with high-tech CCTV cameras.
After the Islamabad Safe City Project, the government started Punjab Safe Cities Project that is four times bigger than the former. The first part started from Lahore that is scheduled to be completed in 2017. Afterward, the project will be launched in Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, Multan and Faisalabad simultaneously.
The government has also decided to introduce Safe City Project in Karachi. CCTV cameras will be installed at the main points of the city and record of citizens will be created to tackle the security concerns in the city of lights.