Johannesburg - The City of Cape Town is installing high-tech CCTV cameras to keep an eye on its transport facilities in a move to boost the safety of commuters and operators.
The City’s Transport Directorate at the weekend said it was installing the cameras at various public transport interchanges (PTIs) and MyCiTi stations across Cape Town.
"The first PTIs to benefit from the roll-out are Claremont, Wynberg, Cape Town Station Deck, Mitchells Plain, Khayelitsha and Bellville," said the City in a statement, adding the investment in the cameras at nine of the City’s minibus-taxi ranks amounts to R11,4 million.
"We’ll be installing 159 CCTV cameras at nine minibus-taxi ranks. In fact, 54 CCTV cameras have already been installed at the public transport facilities in Wynberg, Claremont, and the Cape Town Station Deck," said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Alderman Felicity Purchase.
"The CCTV camera project will boost the safety of our commuters and operators in the various communities where the PTIs and the MyCiTi stations are located. The cameras will also provide a technological advantage for safety and law enforcement purposes."