The Jammu and Kashmir Police is going to install 3000 CCTV cameras across the erstwhile state at a huge cost of Rs 116 crores, Dainik Jagran reported on Tuesday.
Police will install the cameras in all the 22 districts of the former J&K state and control rooms will be set up in each district.
The control rooms will have police personnel deployed in them to operate the cameras and keep an eye on every activity happening around, the daily Hindi newspaper report revealed.
It said the J&K Police has already tied up with Ernst and Young, an England consultant company.
This engineers of the company will visit all the districts in December and prepare a survey report to later submit it to the police. The report will have details like the location, height and quality of cameras to be installed at various locations.
Once the report is submitted and the cameras are installed, the project will be handed over to J&K Police for further operation.
The report said the maximum number of cameras will be installed in the twin capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar.
Apart from this, cameras will also be installed along the 300 km long Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.
The Union Home Department has already sanctioned an amount of Rs 116 crores for the installation of the three 3000 cameras.
However, the amount will be released with certain conditions which the J&K Police will have to comply with. These conditions include ensuring the quality of the cameras and repairs up to one year after installation.