Jamshedpur: The East Singhbhum district police have started on the third phase of installing CCTV (closed circuit television) cameras to increase surveillance in the city.
In the first and second phase 14 cameras in each phase were installed while in the third phase 22 new CCTV
cameras are being installed.
The police officials informed that from April 25 altogether 58 CCTV cameras will start functioning. The police administration has joined hands with a private company to get the leading roads and strategic locations covered with CCTV cameras.
Concerned over the rising crime graph in the city, the district police department had set the ball rolling to install closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras at major traffic points and the market area. The areas identified are Sakchi to Golmuri, Golmuri to Agrico, Agrico to Sakchi, Kadma-Sonari link road, Circuit House area near Sai Mandir.
The initiative will be given shape in co-ordination with East Singhbhum police. In all, seven CCTVs will be
installed after locations are given the green signal by police. “The camera will not only help in controlling traffic but also check whether police constables deputed on duty are performing their duties sincerely or not.
It will also help in quick identification of errant riders involved in accidents,” noted a police official.
Sources also said that places like Bistupur, Agrico, Sakchi Kalimati Road, Mango were on the priority list for CCTVs.
The meeting was fruitful and SSP has asked us to work in co-ordination with SP (City) for installing the cameras.
Things will move forward after out our meeting with Jusco,” said an official of private company.
Officials said they have already installed four CCTV’s with police co-operation. Two are operative near Bistupur police station and Kamani Centre (in Bistupur), one is installed near the Adityapur turnaround while the other is in place near the Sakchi turnaround.
“But, cameras in Adityapur and Sakchi turnarounds are not functional. The cameras were installed 7 months back,” he added. He went on to add that the camera will help in easily identifying people involved in anti-social activities in the area.
The police department will ensure that the large number of CCTV cameras installed to monitor traffic offences is incorporated into the new system.