In a bid to minimise threats, prevent crime and safeguard public areas, the Gujarat government has decided to install CCTV-based City Surveillance and Intelligent Traffic Management System (CSITMS) in major cities of the state.

Initially, the system would be installed in cities of Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Gandhinagar and Somnath.

In all, 167 traffic junctions and 128 strategic locations have been chosen for installation of the CSITMS that will provide round the clock surveillance recording real-time information including voice and video from different areas.

“The tenders for installation of the CSITMS in major cities of the state has been floated by the Home department,” Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Law and Order, S. K. Sinha told PTI.

He said that this system would help in providing quick response in all emergencies be it security or traffic.

According to the state Home department the CSITMS will be an Internet Protocol (IP) based system that would be installed to safeguard public areas, to minimise environmental and human threats and prevent crime.

The CSITM system would have a network of cameras installed a government or private building which would send the video captured through fibre optic cables or a wireless network to the control room, located in each of the cities.

The cameras that would be used for this kind of high security system would have capability of zooming, panning besides being able to work in low luminance (light) environment.