Vinit Wahi/ New Delhi
Delhi Chief Minister, Mr Arvind Kejriwal, directed the Public Works Department (PWD) to expedite the process for procurement of 1.5 lakh more CCTVs for installation in residential areas across Delhi.
The direction was given by the Chief Minister in the meeting to review the progress of ongoing installation of CCTVs in residential areas project, which was attended by the PWD Minister Mr Satyendar Jain, Chief Secretary Mr Vijay Dev and all senior officers of the PWD.
The Chief Minister directed the department to expedite the process on an urgent basis and seek necessary approvals to bring the matter to the Cabinet at the earliest, so that a total of nearly three lakh CCTVs can be installed in residential areas.
“Women safety is the top priority of our government and we will leave no stone unturned in doing whatever we can to ensure that our sisters and mothers feel secure when they step out of their doors. CCTVs installation is an important step in this direction and let us speed it up,” the Chief Minister said.
In the meeting, he issued directions that a daily report be sent to him about the progress of the onigoing CCTVs installation in residential areas.
The Chief Minister directed the department to speed up the ongoing work and increase the capacity so that by next week it is able to increase its installation capacity to atleast 1,000 cameras being installed daily.
The Chief Minister, in a separate meeting with Health Minister and all senior officials of the Health Department, reviewed the progress of the flagship Mohalla Clinics ongoing construction work.
Mr Kejriwal told the department that the Mohalla Clinics have provided the much needed health relief to the residents of Delhi in their neighbourhood and the people rightly want more Mohalla Clinics in Delhi.
The Chief Minister reviewed the ongoing construction work of Mohalla Clinics and set specific deadlines when the new Clinics would be fully functional.