Delhi residents will have to pay for the power consumption of CM Kejriwal’s CCTV project

Residents in Delhi, on whose boundary walls cameras would be installed as a part of the mega CCTV project, will have to provide power from their residential connections. As per the government’s decision, 1.4 lakh CCTV cameras will be installed across the city under the project, which aims to ensure women safety in Delhi.

The government will give the subsidy to such residents for the consumption of electricity in functioning of the CCTV camera, AAP MLA Surinder Singh told PTI.

“There will be no burden on residents who want to get a CCTV camera installed on their houses wall as the government will give subsidy for it.”

AAP MLA Jitender Singh Tomar, who represents Tri Nagar in the Delhi assembly, said the survey for installing CCTV cameras in his constituency has been completed. “Residents will have to mention the CA number of their electricity bill in the form and then they will get the government’s subsidy for consumption of power in the functioning of the CCTV camera installed on their house’s wall,” Tomar told PTI.

He said around 30 CCTV cameras have so far been installed in his constituency. AAP’s Rohtash Nagar legislator Sarita Singh said that the survey in her constituency is almost complete. “The government will bear the expenses on electricity used in the functioning of CCTV cameras. People will get subsidy in their electricity bills,” she said.

On June 3, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced that his government has decided to install additional 1.4 lakh CCTV cameras at various parts of Delhi. The chief minister had also said that a proposal to the increase the number of the CCTV cameras is likely to be cleared this month.

(With inputs from PTI)