*Transport Minister Shri Kailash Gahlot inspects Command and Control Centre at Kashmiri Gate*

*- The objective of the project is to ensure the safety and security of the passengers, particularly of women passengers*

*- The Command and Control Centre at Kashmiri gate is equipped with high tech monitoring system*

*- The Command Centre shall be manned 24 hours for real-time monitoring of all activities in buses*

*- “Today I inspected the Command & Control Centre, Kashmere gate for monitoring all DTC or Cluster buses fitted with CCTV, GPS, Panic buttons. I'm glad to note from initial trials, that the entire system is all set to be inaugurated by the Honourable Chief Minister soon. Delhi buses will now be safer than ever.”- Kailash Gahlot*

New Delhi: 24.02.2021-Transport Minister of Delhi Shri Kailash Gahlot today inspected the newly built Command and Control Centre at Kashmiri Gate. Senior officers from the Transport Department, Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd. (TCIL), Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS) and Ernst&Young (E&Y) were also present during the visit. The objective of the project is to ensure the safety and security of the passengers, particularly of women passengers through IP based CCTV surveillance cameras, panic button and GPS in the buses of DTC and Cluster scheme. After the inspection, the Transport Minister also conducted a meeting with the officials to discuss all the issues related to the functioning of the Command and Control Centre. He instructed the officials to submit a daily report about data monitoring and operation.

Apart from the Command and Control Centre at Kashmiri Gate, there is a Disaster Recovery Centre, a Data Centre and separate Viewing Centres in all depots. The live footage can also be monitored by all the Depot Managers. The Command Centre shall be manned 24 hours for real-time monitoring of all activities in buses. The depot managers, drivers, conductors and marshals in buses have completed their training related to the operation of the installed system in buses.

All DTC and cluster buses are now fitted with 3 IP Cameras, mNVR integrated with GPS device, 10 panic buttons, 1 Display for the driver, hooter, strobe and 2 numbers of two-way audio communication device one each for driver and conductor. All newly inducted buses and upcoming buses already have all the systems installed which will be integrated with the Command and Control Centre at Kashmiri Gate. Passenger, driver or conductor can press the panic button in case of any emergency or panic. The alert will automatically be sent to the Command & Control centre at Kashmiri Gate in real-time. The operator at Command Centre will filter the alerts and forward the alert to respective stakeholder such as Police, Fire and Ambulance for a quick response with GPS coordinates of the bus through Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) defined in various alerts scenarios. SMS and an email alert will also be sent to the concerned authorities at the time of emergency in synchronization with these panic alerts.

After the inspection of the Command and Control Centre, Transport Minister Shri Kailash Gahlot tweeted "Today I inspected the Command & Control Centre, Kashmere gate for monitoring all DTC or Cluster buses fitted with CCTV, GPS, Panic buttons. I'm glad to note from initial trials, that the entire system is all set to be inaugurated by the Honourable Chief Minister soon. Delhi buses will now be safer than ever."
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