ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is on the direction of turning into a member of smart cities club with the viable inclusion of Lahore inside the safe town venture of the global index of United countries (UN).

safe metropolis undertaking ensures the safety and safety of humans and contributes to the economic improvement within the u . S .

., Punjab safe cities Authority chief operating Officer (COO) Akbar Nisar Khan instructed express Tribune.

A team of UN Habitat will visit Pakistan in the first week of March to check the security scenario for the inclusion of Lahore inside the safe town challenge.

the key aspect of this task is the human aid of records generation (IT). Currently, round one thousand employees are operating at the safe city project in Lahore of which 850 are IT experts.

Khan said that The govt Committee of countrywide monetary Council (ECNEC) has revised the fee of the venture from Rs13.Forty two billion to Rs17.5 billion for extending the venture to Kasur after the Zainab incident. As many as 50 cameras had been established and the ultimate 450 might be operational with the aid of next month in Kasur, he delivered.

Punjab safe metropolis authority has proposed to begin the plan in six nearby hubs of the province such as Multan, Bahawalpur, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and Gujranwala.

Khan informed that Punjab chief Minister Usman Buzdar additionally wants the scheme to be initiated in Dera Ghazi Khan.

‘this will create a minimum of 5000 jobs and could help to enforce country wide motion Plan,” he said adding that these initiatives require Rs50 billion for crowning glory in three years to manage site visitors and crimes.

The secure metropolis challenge has also come to be a main source of revenue for the Punjab authorities because it earned Rs75 million through E-challan over the last three months.

He said that Punjab government became also working to amend Motor automobile Ordinance 1965 to increase challans by way of fifty in keeping with cent and making it mandatory for the citizens to reap driving license first earlier than shopping for a automobile. He said that the leader minister had authorized the change and now it'd be presented inside the Punjab meeting for approval.

The safe town undertaking in Lahore has been domestically and across the world acclaimed. It has additionally evolved academic linkages. The safe metropolis authority is doing a project with Howard university and college college London on crook data analysis.

A multinational expert services community Delloitte and Touche visited Pakistan to observe version of Lahore. This organisation is operating on hundred clever cities undertaking in India.

round 1.5 million vehicles input Lahore every day and as many as equal exit, so, this mission is dealing with the heavy drift of visitors.

The project also features the popularity of faces. A total of 8000 cameras have been set up in Lahore of which 930 had been constant using the software of face identity.

The proof of secure city undertaking is admissible in courts and as many as 2000 proofs have been given to the judiciary for trail, Khan said.

Police have termed the secure town project a advantageous development and a source of surveillance and intelligence to prevent criminal activities.

The police officials say that the safe town project has made the choice making for them smooth and the civic experience of residents has additionally improved as now they contend with indicators at the same time as driving.