Safe City Project

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  • Recently, Delhi has all set to implement the Safe City Project, which aims to provide better security for citizens, particularly women.


  • The Safe City Project is an initiative of the Ministry of Home Affairs, in collaboration with the Ministry of Women and Child Development under the Nirbhaya Fund, aimed at creating a safe, secure, and empowering environment for women and girls in public spaces.
  • The project Is being implemented in eight metro cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, and Bengaluru.
  • Under the project, CCTV cameras will be installed, along with a command-and-control center with facilities for video analytics, AI, machine learning, and facial recognition.
  • The cost of the projects is shared in a 60:40 ratio between the Central government.
  • The Delhi project is fully funded by the Central government and will be implemented by the Delhi Police through the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC).
  • RailTel and NEC India have been appointed by C-DAC to install CCTV cameras and connect them to feeders and main servers, respectively.
  • Additionally, 88 Prakhar Vans equipped with mobile data terminals, body-worn cameras, and other features will be deployed across the city.
  • The Safe City Project in Delhi is an initiative that aims to enhance policing and security in the city using AI-based applications.
  • The project will use AI to assess crowds in real-time, picking up behavioral traits and discrepancies.
  • AI will immediately notify command and control centers in police headquarters, district offices, and police stations in case of deviations that indicate impending crime.
  • The project’s goal Is to prevent crime by providing real-time information to police officers and enabling them to take timely action.
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