Interior Ministry has informed that tal of 1,945 cameras were planned to be installed under the Safe City project, out of which 1,805 cameras had already been installed
ISLAMABAD – A total of 1,945 cameras are to be installed under the Safe City Project for Islamabad. The project would be completed at a total cost of 124.9 million dollars, according to news reports.
The Ministry of Interior said that a total of 1,945 cameras were planned to be installed under the project out of which 1,805 cameras had already been installed.
The Safe City Project was negotiated and signed in 2009 at a total cost of 124.9 million dollars. “The implementation was withheld on the decision of the Supreme Court and on the conclusion of litigation, the project was reinitiated in 2014 without any cost escalation,” the ministry said.
According to the information, so far Rs. 9.53 billion as cost of the project and Rs. 4 billion on account of duties and taxes have been spent. The project has been implemented and is under operational use, however testing of various components of the system is currently underway.
According to another written reply to a question, the house was informed that the Ministry of Interior has assigned the Fauji Foundation Askari Guards, National Police Foundation and Provincial Police Line Headquarters, Islamabad, for training of security guards of private companies operating in Islamabad prior to their employment.