PSCA’s cameras to be affiliated with private entities

Three hundred cameras of the Mass Transit Authority in Lahore have been connected to Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA).

According to details, due to this integration, PSCA will be able to monitor any suspicious activity in Metro buses, Orange Line metro train and Speedo buses all day.

According to officials of PSCA, the authority will provide a disaster recovery facility to the Mass Transit Authority for data.

Moreover, in the second phase, the cameras of local shops, shopping malls and streets will also be connected to PSCA cameras.

Similarly, in collaboration with LDA, the cameras of private housing societies were being linked with PSCA.

PSCA officials told Minute Mirror that private societies would install cameras as per the recommendations of the body in future. Registered societies across the city will install cameras keeping in view security and safety.

Private housing societies will be responsible for installing and maintaining the cameras, while investigators of law enforcement agencies will be able to view data from private housing societies in PSCA.

Lahore’s other private societies, including Falcon Society, have been integrated within the PSCA system. The project has completed the first phase of camera integration, while police in the second phase were surveying various locations in the city.

According to the police, cameras of common shops at all crime hotspots will also be connected to PSCA. The authority will also have access to cameras installed in local shops, streets and outside shopping malls.

Speaking to Minute Mirror, PSCA Chief Executive Officer Kamran Khan said that camera footage would be available to law enforcement agencies for investigation, adding that the cameras were connected to the government monitoring system.

Duaa Mirza is a correspondent covering crime, social issues and law enforcement. She is the youngest crime reporter and the only woman who visits crime scenes on her motorbike. She tweets @DuaaMirza12.