Minister of Local Authorities inaugurates Punjab’s first integrated hi-tech command and control center in Ludhiana

Chandigarh: 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 MC’s District D office in Sarabha Nagar here. The ICC will assist with traffic and law and order supervision, monitoring of LED lights, STPs, CETPs, rooftop solar panels, encroachment and distortion and collect revenue for Municipal Corporation. Property tax, water and waste disposal, disposal, pet registration, cow tax collection, assessment and decision making, air quality measurement using data obtained from CPCB and PPCB, Vehicle Tracking System (GPS) to monitor solid waste trucks, municipal company vehicles and services City buses and more.

He said another 330 cameras are being installed in the city that will be attached to the ICCC. These new cameras will also help in monitoring secondary garbage collection points, compactors along Buddha Nullah, stray animals and revenue collection i.e. property tax and water tax after implementing UID number plates after integration with available GIS maps. 30 Vehicle Mounted Camera Systems are also being installed on Police and Municipal Corporation vehicles which will help in maintaining surveillance through live broadcasting during demolition/protests/public gatherings/events in the city.

Carpenter said that 600 outdoor infrared lighting units with a range of 200 meters will also ensure better monitoring even during low visibility. This will help increase the security situation in the city and hopefully people will feel more secure, he added.

The minister 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 MC.

He 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 with ultra-modern facilities and best infrastructure in the country.

Earlier, the Minister of the Cabinet planted a tree seedling in the office of MC Zone D. Later, he also interacted with the employees of the MC and assured all possible support.

Notable attendees on the occasion included MLAs Gurpreet Bassi Gogi, Rakesh Prashar Pappi, Rajinderpal Kaur Chhina, Kulwant Singh Sidhu, Madan Lal Bagga, Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu, First Deputy Mayor Sham Sunder Malhotra, MC Commissioner Dr Shena Agarwal, Deputy Police Commissioner Surabhi Malik, Commissioner Dr. Kaustop Sharma, Head of AAP District Suresh Goyal, Sharn Pal Singh Makar, along with many others.

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