New Delhi: Satellite service operator Hughes Communications India (HCI) on Monday said it has been chosen by IT firm NIIT Technologies to connect police stations in Jharkhand under the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) project.

CCTNS, a mission-mode project, is a part of India's National e-Governance Plan (NeGP). It will span all states and union territories and electronically link over 14,000 police stations and 6,000 higher police offices across the country.

"The equipment order value is Rs 1.67 crore with a 4 Mbps recurring bandwidth requirement. The project will link the State and National Crime Records Bureaus, creating a central records database that can be accessed in real-time from any police station across the country," HCI said in a statement.

This will greatly enhance police efficiency in the detection and prevention of crimes, it added.

HCI will provision the network with the assistance of a service provider (engaged centrally by MHA/NCRB) that will provide multicast and unicast satellite IP connectivity to 400 locations across the state using high performance and robust Hughes broadband satellite terminals, it said.

"We feel extremely privileged that NIIT Technologies has chosen HCIL for the CCTNS project, which is of crucial importance to homeland security. We look forward to jointly leverage our expertise and best practices to deliver a solution that provides for the most effective and efficient policing," HCI Vice President and Business Head (Enterprise Division) Shivaji Chatterjee said.

(Agencies)

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