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Delhi has more CCTVs than Shanghai or New York and Delhi CM Kejriwal is feeling 'proud'

According to a Forbes India article, statistics for the world's most surveilled cities indicates that New Delhi ranks top with 1,826.6 cameras per square mile, followed by Chennai with 609.9 cameras per square mile.

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New Delhi, First Published Aug 26, 2021, 4:05 PM IST
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On Thursday, Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, said that the national capital had overtaken cities such as Shanghai, New York, and London in terms of the number of CCTV cameras per square mile.

Taking to the micro-blogging site, CM Kejriwal said: "Feel proud to say that Delhi beats cities like Shanghai, NY n London with most CCTV cameras per sq mile. Delhi has 1826 cameras, London has 1138 cameras per sq mile. My compliments to our officers and engineers who worked in mission mode and achieved it in such a short time." 

According to a Forbes India article, statistics for the world's most surveilled cities indicates that New Delhi ranks top with 1,826.6 cameras per square mile, followed by Chennai with 609.9 cameras per square mile.
London comes in second with 1,138.5 cameras. Mumbai, India's financial hub, ranks 18th with 157.4 cameras.

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In other news, with the lowest number of Covid cases recorded in Delhi since April of last year, the government decided to relax restrictions placed on marketplaces, malls, stores, and restaurants. Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister, announced the decision to enable markets to operate on usual schedules.
"Due to a coronavirus epidemic, marketplaces in Delhi were previously permitted to remain open until 8 p.m. The limit will be eliminated on Monday due to a decrease in the number of instances. The markets may now reopen at their regular times," Kejriwal said on Twitter.
 

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