Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Karachi being monitored with 148 CCTV cameras

District Coordination Officer (DCO) Karachi Hussain Muhammad Syed on Tuesday said that major streets of Karachi are being monitored by 148 hi-tech close-circuit cameras that keep the record of up to 30 days, which is later preserved for five years.

He stated this while briefing the 37th batch of trainee officers of the National Police Academy of Islamabad about the developments in Karachi.

He said 200 more buses are being brought to the roads of Karachi with the help of Asian Development Bank and other foreign donor agencies.

He also said that more than 100 small and large parks were constructed at town levels to provide people with best leisure facilities.

“The budget for the current year is Rs 54 million while Rs 5.5million are earmarked under the annual development programme to upkeep the infrastructure of the city,” Syed informed the delegation. He said deliberations with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) regarding worsening traffic problems of Karachi are underway and its final survey report will be presented on June 30.