New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that Delhi has become the number one city in terms of CCTV coverage per square kilometre in the world.
As many as 2,75,000 CCTV cameras have been installed across Delhi since his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) came to power. These were installed in streets, lanes, colonies, RWS, schools and other places. Delhi has become the number one city in the world in having the maximum number of CCTV cameras per square kilometre. According to the survey conducted in 150 cities across the world, Kejriwal said.
The Chief Minister further said there are 1,826 CCTV cameras in Delhi per square mile.
London comes to the second place with 1,138 CCTV cameras per square mile. And, Delhi has thrice as many cameras as Chennai has. Similarly, the national capital is covered with 11 times more CCTV cameras than Mumbai, said Kejriwal.
He said that safety for women has improved since the installation of CCTV cameras. The police also get helps in solving crime cases as most of the time the incidents are recorded in the CCTV cameras, he added.
The government has planned to further install 1,40,000 cameras in the city. Following this, Delhi will have 4,15,000 CCTV cameras, added the chief minister.