CoCT installs CCTV cameras in public transport facilities for commuter safety

The City of Cape Town plans to rollout security cameras to all major transport hubs so as to improve commuter safety.

Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Felicity Purchase, says the first batch of cameras will be installed in Claremont, Wynberg, Cape Town Station Deck, Mitchells Plain, Khayelitsha, and Bellville.

The cameras will also be installed in MyCiTi stations across Cape Town.

Read: Joburg mayor installs CCTV cameras on Vilakazi street to combat crime

This is an ongoing rollout that we are doing on all our Public Transport Interchanges (PTIs) to provide security for our commuters as well as monitor activities on our taxi ranks.

Felicity Purchase, Mayco member for transport - City of Cape Town

We will be able to monitor them from our Transport Incident Command Centre and see what we need to change to be responsive in real time.

Felicity Purchase, Mayco member for transport - City of Cape Town

The mayor is taking a strong stand around safety being the theme and we must get control of all these places to make residents feel safe.

Felicity Purchase, Mayco member for transport - City of Cape Town

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