"To date, 1,000 units of CCTV cameras have been installed in Jakarta. We have set a target to install 6,000 units of CCTV by the end of this year," Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama said here on Monday (Feb 22).
Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known as Ahok, further said the additional CCTVs in Jakarta were being installed on the polices request so that all activities in the capital can be monitored properly.
"The installation of CCTV in all areas of Jakarta was undertaken at the request of the police. We have been trying to increase the number of CCTV units," the governor explained.
Ahok also wished that the entire public transport operating in the capital city should also be equipped with surveillance cameras.
"To date, only Transjakarta buses have been equipped with CCTV," he pointed out. (*)