The project involved extensive planning, surveys with multiple stakeholders, laisioning with multiple government agencies, overcoming various physical, geographical, local opposition obstacles. Such a project requires a daunting task in doing the financial planning. The work includes civil, electrical, mechanical and then majorly IT. Over 400 people were involved in this project, covering 650 sq. km of city with multiple project offices, logistics and implementation teams. Local authorities having realized the project value and potential of the project the citizens of Pune provided excellent co-operation in completing the project.
The project has been operational in phases since August 2014. The 24x7 observation of the city using the system provides real time situational awareness that has helped Pune police to timely and effectively respond to security threats. This has significant impact in reducing crime and provide crucial leads to crime investigations. As of date, over 200 incidents have been identified including few murder cases, major accidents, attempted theft, etc. The project is routinely managed by Pune Police and state home department authorities.
The systems enable a seamless collaboration with municipal and other city and state government authorities to improve the safety and security of the citizens and can easily extend towards building up a smart city initiative.