Rs30b Safe City Project approved to Install 10,000 CCTV cameras

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Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Friday approved Rs. 30 billion to launch Safe City Project under which 10,000 CCTV cameras would be installed in the city in three phases and each phase would be completed within 12 months starting from next financial year, 2021-22.

He took this decision while presiding over a meeting to review progress of the Safe City Project, said a news release.

The meeting was attended by Minister IT Taimoor Talpur, Chief Secretary Umtaz Shah, Chairman P&D M.

Waseem, ACS Home Usman Chachar, PSCM Sajid Jamal Abro, Secretary Finance Hassan Naqvi, Adl IG Special Branch/ Incharge Safe City Project Imran Yakoob Minhas, provincial head of NRTC Brig ( R) Nayar, GM NRTC Sohail Anjum and others.

The meeting was told that the NRTC had submitted Technical and financial proposals which needed to be evaluated by the evaluation committee.

The Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah approved the constitution of a nine-member technical committee under chief operating officer (CEO) of the safe city project to evaluate the NRTC proposal.

He also approved the proposal of assigning the charge of CEO to Muquddus Haider and Chief Technical Officer to MsTabasum Abbasi.

Notifications for the evaluation committee, CEO and Technical officers would be issued.� The Technical Committee will evaluate the technical and financial proposal in line with PC-I documents and would also evaluate the project phasing as recommended by NRTC in consultation with the P&D Department.

The Technical committee will also look after overall activities of the project execution, including its execution.

Murad Ali Shah approved the execution plan under which 10,000 cameras would be installed in three phases and each phase would be completed within 12 months.

In the first phase cameras would be installed at all the entry/exit points of the city and in district South for Rs9.9 billion.

In the second phase cameras would be installed in three districts, to be selected later on for rS9.8 billion. In the third and the concluding phase three more districts would be covered for rS9.7 billion.

The Chief Minister directed the finance department to arrange Rs. 10 billion for the first phase in the next financial year.