Fadnavis launches first phase of Mumbai CCTV surveillance project

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday launched the first phase of the Mumbai surveillance project under which 1200 cameras have been installed at 434 locations across South Mumbai.

The project, which is being implemented by Larsen and Toubro (L&T), was flagged by the former Congress-led UPA government in Maharashtra following the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attack, which claimed 166 lives.

Fadnavis had earlier said that his government had made significant progress in the project, which has been pending for the last seven years.

He also said that the project would be completed in 2016.

The entire project involves the installation of 6,000 CCTV cameras in Mumbai at a cost of Rs 949 crores. (ANI)