India-China 1Shanghai. 23 November, 2015.  Union Home Minister  Rajnath Singh, who is currently on an official visit to China, visited the Shanghai Command Control Centre today. He was briefed on the functioning of the Centre by the Chinese officials. The Centre is built in the heart of city and operates the Emergency Response System and also monitors the traffic system for the city.

The Union Home Minister was apprised that more 88,000 cameras were installed all around Shanghai and nearly 4,000 police vehicles equipped with GPS were always on alert mode to respond to any emergency situation. Rajnath Singh told the Chinese authorities that India had envisioned such Command Control Centres for ‘Safe City’ projects and he would instruct the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to incorporate good practices followed here back in India.

Singh also visited Xin Tiandi, a police station in Shanghai city, and saw the functioning of the local police. Both sides also discussed ways to further institutionalise annual exchanges as part of the sister city relationship with Mumbai, in particular strengthening of exchanges between the police forces of Shanghai and Mumbai.