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Delhi University has decided to install CCTV cameras across its North and South campuses. Through this, security official would also have vigilant eye over anti-social elements, nefarious activities such as molestation, groping, eve-teasing and several other incidents. According to an official from Delhi University, a committee has been working on the plan since the three months.

Meanwhile, the members have identified the spots and mapped the location, where the cameras are supposed to be installed. The budget for the whole project has been allocated to Rs 16 crore. “The varsity is working on the project to maintain safety of both students and teachers.

These CCTV cameras are equipped with latest model and technology with wide angle and long distance coverage, and essential night vision mode with audio recording facilities as well. The digital cameras will be installed in all the departments of the varsity, hostels, lanes, Vice- Chancellor’s office and other areas, and prominent areas of student’s hangouts inside the campus.

“We are also seeking advice from experts and have sought feedback from the students on where the cameras are most needed,” he added. “More than 60 per cent of outsiders enter DU as it is the sole open campus in the capital city. Such initiatives will curb criminal elements from accessing the varsity,” said Rishab Kumar, a student of Hansraj College.

-Prachi Agarwal


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