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CCTVs to be installed at the Taj for added security
October 25, 2005 13:48 IST
In a bid to ensure greater security for the Taj Mahal, closed circuit cameras will be installed at 31 points around the 17th century Mughal monument, the Archeological Survey of India has said.
Of the 31 cameras, 26 would be for closed circuit TV, while five would be speed dome cameras, the ASI said.
They would be installed at the eastern, western and southern gates of the heritage structure as well as at the main gateway to the monument. The camera control room would be at the eastern gate, sources said.
The ASI had initially objected to the cameras, but later agreed to their installation with the clause that no cameras would be fitted on to the main structure.
The cameras at the inner gateway would be used to screen the activities on the main platform. The cameras would also focus on the moves of the tourists to the Taj, as well as that of the Central Industrial Security Force.