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CM wants to start work on the #Peshawar Safe City Project

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan called for a plan to begin work on the Peshawar Safe City Project to be completed within three days, saying that no delay would be acceptable in this respect.

Chairing a conference on the Peshawar Safe City Project, he said the project would prove to be a milestone towards efficient e-governance that would be expanded to divisional offices in the provincial capital after it was completed.

“The project will be based on four major components including Integrated Emergency Response, Integrated Intelligent Counter Surveillance, Intelligent Traffic Management and Electronic Evidence Management systems,” The chief minister was cited as saying the session by a handout.

The chief minister said the project will help create a centralized system by which the government will monitor everything that happens in Peshawar under one roof from tracking elections, natural disasters, incidents related to terrorism, traffic condition, Muharram processions, VIP visits, rallies, markets, etc.

An emergency call center for people would be set up under the Integrated Emergency Response System.

It will be accountable for timely reaction to emergency calls and coordination with relevant quarters such as Rescue 1122, Fir Brigade, police station, county administration, etc. Under the Integrated Intelligent Counter Surveillance System, IPNV cameras will be installed throughout the town, including vehicle cameras for city-wide surveillance and evidence collection.

The Intelligent Traffic Management System would assist through installed cameras in real-time traffic surveillance in the town. It will monitor traffic breaches, illegal cars and timely reaction including e-challans issuance.

Based on the system’s success rate in Punjab, Rs185 million has been produced from e-challan since Sept 2018, whereas there has also been a 66% decrease in red light violations, 25% time savings for road users and a 70% decrease in road crashes.

In addition, it has also created possible the recovery of 113 lost kids and 2112 lost cars.

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