ECIL to spend Rs 3.7 bn for Commonwealth Games’ integrated security system

NEW DELHI: An Integrated Secuity System is being set up by the Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) at a cost of Rs 3.7 billion for various competition training and other Commonwealth Games venues and for the cost of bandwidth.

The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to the proposal by the ECIL in this regard. As the host city for the Games being held in October next year, all venues associated with the Games are to be provided with specified facilities including security.

ECIL, which has been asked to finish its work by 31 March, has been chosen ‘in the interests of uniformity, compatibility, and economies of scale and to ensure that a complete security system is provided’, according to a cabinet note.

This is for the first time in India that a project for installation of an Integrated Security System on such a large scale is being implemented.

The indigenous capacity creation and capacity validation to provide “State of the Art” security cover for large scale events will not only set new benchmarks but would be vital for a secure conduct of the Commonwealth Games – 2010.

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