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Mumbai is 16th most unsafe city in the world: Safe Cities Index 2017

web-post November 9, 2017

India’s financial capital is the 16th most unsafe city in the world among the 60 featured in the Safe Cities Index 2017 released by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) earlier this month. Mumbai is ranked 45th in the biennial list that looks at parameters such as digital, health, infrastructure and personal security. The city was ranked… Continue Reading »


Mumbai Metro seeks funds for private security staff

web-post October 25, 2017

Day-to-day security of Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro-1 seems to be in a lurch. The Metro operator has written to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) citing that the strike by Maharashtra Security Force (MSF) guards would continue, and has sought funds from the MMRDA for the appointment of private security guards. The Mumbai Metro One Private… Continue Reading »


Safety audits finally begin at Mumbai’s railway stations after Elphinstone Road stampede

web-post October 12, 2017

Thirteen teams from the Central and Western Railways, civic bodies and the police have begun safety audits of more than 100 railway stations on Mumbai’s suburban network. According to officials, the teams will inspect every station during peak hours to understand the safety issues. In the marathon meetings conducted on September 29 and 30, in… Continue Reading »


Cops to tap into Rly CCTVs for Mumbai’s security

web-post June 21, 2017

Mumbai’s lifeline may become more secure with the Mumbai Police tapping into the video feeds of CCTV cameras installed across the suburban Railway network. This will ensure a coordinated response by security agencies during emergencies and enable better monitoring in times like festivals when the system sees huge footfalls. This framework is part of the… Continue Reading »


Mumbai police turns to ANPR for traffic control

web-post April 7, 2017

The Mumbai police will soon be using a technology that will now help them in tracing vehicles involved in criminal cases, especially in terror cases. The city police will be armed with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology. Once a suspected vehicle passes through the range of a camera having ANPR technology, the vehicle details… Continue Reading »


Fire safety nod a must for dance bars to get licence: Mumbai police

web-post March 9, 2017

The Mumbai police have asked 72 dance bars that have applied for licences to submit fresh fire safety compliance certificates before they are deemed fit to restart business. The directive also applies to the three dance bars that have already been issued licenses last year, following a Supreme Court order. The counsels for the dance… Continue Reading »


Overstepping zebra crossing traffic offence caught most often on CCTV in Mumbai

web-post January 9, 2017

Overstepping the zebra crossing was the traffic violation caught most frequently by the police’s CCTV camera network in the three months that it has been operational. The city police began its e-challan system on October 4, a day after the 4,617-camera network went live. The cameras caught traffic violations such as riding without a helmet,… Continue Reading »


Parliament committee fumes over lack of port security

web-post December 14, 2016

Eight years after one of the most horrific terror attacks on Indian soil, the Parliament Committee on Home Affairs made a scathing observation on the country’s coastal security. The committee in its report has said that despite the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, 187 minor ports of the country still lack standard security cover. The committee… Continue Reading »


Mumbai’s crowded jails to grow vertically

web-post November 11, 2016

Maharashtra home department has proposed addition of floors to solve the problem of overcrowded jails in the city. Mumbai’s jails are presently filled 300-400% of their capacity. “Prisons in the city are only ground floor or ground plus one structures. We will construct additional floors to make them ground plus three or ground plus four… Continue Reading »


October onwards, Mumbai to be under vigil of 6,000 CCTV cameras

web-post September 30, 2016

The final phase of Maharashtra government’s ambitious Mumbai City Surveillance Project (MCSP), comprising 6,000 CCTV cameras, is complete and will be launched on October 2. As of now, around 2,000 of these 6,000 cameras are in operation, a home department official said. Larsen and Toubro (L&T) bagged the Rs 959 crore contract of the Maharashtra… Continue Reading »

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