As part of the Smart Cities Mission and efforts to amp up surveillance in Bihar, the Bihar government is looking to deploy facial recognition system (FRS) connected with the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) and other databases available with the police in Bhagalpur and Muzaffarpur. On April 13, the Telecommunications Consultants of India Limited (TCIL) issued a tender in this regard inviting bids from a single master system integrator company or a consortium of companies to set up an Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC), which apart from deploying FRS, also includes controlling public WiFi, smart street lights, installing CCTVs and so on. According to the tender, reviewed by MediaNama, around 1,500 and 400 CCTVs will be installed in Bhagalpur and Muzaffarpur, respectively. The tender notes that the facial recognition system should be able to detect attributes…
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