September 25, 2022

The contract for implementing the Rs 496.67 crore police venture to make Bengaluru a secure metropolis for girls – by way of the in depth use of audio-video programs together with drones and CCTV – has been awarded to Honeywell Automation India Restricted. The ‘Protected Metropolis’ venture, which is being applied in lots of cities throughout the nation underneath the ‘Nirbhaya Scheme’, created within the aftermath of a horrifying rape incident in New Delhi in 2016, will see the MHA offering 60% funds and the respective states contributing the remaining quantity.

The venture had run into an issue final 12 months after two senior cops had been concerned in a spat over the tender course of for the venture.

An built-in command and management centre can be created in Bengaluru underneath the Protected Metropolis Challenge “to handle a state-of-the-art video system that options greater than 7,000 video cameras deployed at over 3,000 places throughout town”, Honeywell Automation India Ltd mentioned on Wednesday whereas saying that it has bagged the venture.

“The video system will present superior video analytics, together with facial recognition, a ‘Dial 100’ utility and drones. Honeywell may also improve town police division’s current Suraksha app to assist enhance incident response charge and citizen engagement,” the corporate mentioned in its assertion. Bengaluru is amongst eight cities chosen for enhancement of the safety atmosphere in phases utilizing trendy electronics and communication know-how.

The venture “includes identification of sizzling spots for crimes towards girls and deployment of varied parts, together with infrastructure, know-how adoption, and capability constructing in communities by way of consciousness applications,” Honeywell mentioned in an announcement. The personal agency will function and keep the safety infrastructure in Bengaluru for 5 years.

“For greater than 30 years, Honeywell has supported India’s development with differentiated applied sciences, working to make our cities safer, smarter and extra linked,” Ashish Gaikwad, the president of Honeywell India, mentioned.

The secure metropolis venture tender, which was speculated to be executed final 12 months, received mired in an issue with two IPS officers buying and selling barbs over the venture. The controversy arose after one of many bidders for the venture reportedly complained to senior metropolis police officers that an officer of the house division had approached the bidder for particulars of the venture earlier than the Request for Proposal (RFP) was uploaded by the then further commissioner of police (administration). The then secretary to the federal government (Jail, Civil Defence and Auxiliary Companies, Residence Division) D Roppa had alleged that there have been a number of irregularities associated to the venture. The tender course of was subsequently cancelled and was later floated once more underneath a contemporary administration within the police commissionerate.


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