Pakistan Observer

KMC marks 5 years of completion of Command & Control System

Friday, July 19, 2013 - Karachi—Total 152 cameras linked with Command and Control System are working successfully on vital locations in Karachi while their circle is being expanded further and installation work of 900 more cameras on other important locations has been started at a cost of Rs 700 million, said KMC Administrator Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi.

These cameras would help monitor effectively and to establish peace in the city.

He said this while addressing a ceremony at Civic Center seminar hall on Thursday, according to a statement.

The ceremony was held to mark five years of successful completion of the Command and Control System and three years of completion of Central Control Room 1339.

On this occasion KMC Metropolitan Commissioner Matanat Ali Khan, Senior Director Municipal Services Masood Alam, Arif Rajan and Shahid Muneer of Command and Control System and other officers were also present.

Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi said that Command and Control System was established in January 2008, the tenure of former city nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal.

The Command and Control System was established for providing citizens and city infrastructure with secure environment which have produced best outcome.

The Command and Control System was working in three shifts for 24 hours where 85 staff members along with engineers and technicians of different sectors perform duties.

He said that Command and Control System was working well under public private partnership for which he congratulates its team.

The KMC Administrator informed that KMC has its own fibre optic system for working of cameras therefore no rent would have to be paid for new cameras.

He said that Karachi is a mega city and financial hub of Pakistan. It is quite necessary to maintain peace here so that progress of Karachi could continue nonstop, he added.

On this occasion it was also informed that the city was watched over on 320 video walls through 152 cameras carefully and if any unusual situation was found then its information was provided to law enforcement agencies immediately.—APP

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