Delhi is all set to implement the Safe City Project, which aims to provide better security for citizens, particularly women.
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Dimensions of the Article:
- What is the Safe City Project?
- Scope of the Delhi Safe City Project:
What is the Safe City Project?
The Safe City Project is an initiative to create a secure and empowering environment for women and girls in public spaces. It is a collaboration between the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Women and Child Development, funded under the Nirbhaya Fund.
- Cities Involved: The project is being implemented in eight major Indian cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, and Bengaluru.
- Features: The Safe City Project involves the installation of CCTV cameras in public spaces, along with a command-and-control center equipped with video analytics, AI, machine learning, and facial recognition technologies.
- Funding: The cost of the project is shared between the Central government and the respective state governments in a 60:40 ratio.
Scope of the Delhi Safe City Project:
- The project is fully funded by the Central government and will be implemented by the Delhi Police through the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC).
- RailTel and NEC India will install CCTV cameras and connect them to feeders and main servers, respectively.
- 88 Prakhar Vans equipped with mobile data terminals, body-worn cameras, and other features will be deployed across the city.
Enhancing Policing and Security through the Project:
- The Safe City Project in Delhi aims to enhance policing and security using AI-based applications.
- AI will be used to assess crowds in real-time, picking up behavioral traits and discrepancies.
- AI will notify command and control centers in case of deviations that indicate impending crime.
- The project’s goal is to prevent crime by providing real-time information to police officers and enabling them to take timely action.
- The project is a step forward towards a safer and more secure environment for all.
-Source: The Hindu