Telecom Consultants India Limited (TCIL) has bagged a contract to deploy CCTV cameras, panic buttons and global positioning system (GPS) in 5,500 Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and cluster buses.

The contract is worth Rs 1.28 billion and is expected to be completed within a 12-month timeframe.

However, work has not been awarded to TCIL yet and it has only emerged as the lowest bidder.

The contract is a part of the Delhi government’s initiative to install cameras, panic button, and GPS in buses to ensure close surveillance of moving busses as a part of women safety initiative.

As a part of pilot program, the Delhi chief minister recently flagged-off 100 new buses equipped with CCTV cameras, panic buttons and GPS.