Minister of Local Authorities of Punjab Dr. Inderbir Singh Nagar on Tuesday inaugurated Punjab’s first high-tech Integrated Command and Control Center (ICCC) under which 1,401 CCTV cameras have been installed in the city.
The center has been set up at a cost of Rs 35.96 crore to monitor the city comprehensively and will operate from the Municipal Corporation’s District D office in Sarabha Nagar.
ICCC will assist in the supervision of traffic, law and order, monitoring of LED lights, sewage treatment plants, common effluent treatment plants, solar panels on roofs, encroachment and defacement, collecting municipal corporation revenue which will include property tax, water, waste disposal, pet registration, etc., and collect Cow tax, assessment and decision making, air quality measurement using data obtained from state and central pollution control panels, vehicle tracking system to monitor solid waste trucks, municipal corporate vehicles, city bus services and more.
Carpenter said another 330 cameras are being installed in Ludhiana which will be attached to ICCC and help monitor secondary garbage collection points, compactors along Buddha Nola, stray animals etc. It would help maintain surveillance through live broadcasts during demolitions, protests, gatherings or public events.
Carpenter said that 600 outdoor infrared lighting units with a range of 200 meters will also ensure better monitoring even during low visibility. He added that this will help in enhancing security in Ludhiana and we hope that people will feel more secure.
He also said that this ICC would fundamentally change the work of the civil authority and the police department. He said ICCC is a revolutionary step that will not only make Ludhiana safe but also improve citizen-centric service delivery in the municipal enterprise.
Najjar said the government of Punjab led by Bhagwant Man is committed to developing Ludhiana, an industrial hub of Punjab, as one of the best cities in the country with ultra-modern facilities and excellent infrastructure.