Wednesday, March 29, 2023

CCTV surveillance planned for areas under civic bodies


Jamshedpur, Dec. 18: East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Amitabh Kaushal has decided to install the CCTV cameras in all areas the three civic bodies areas- Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC), Mango Notified Area Committee (MNAC) and Jugsalai Municipality. Earlier CCTV cameras have been installed under Jusco command areas only.

About 50 CCTV cameras has been installed at Bistupur, Sakchi and parts of Golmuri and Kadma by a private ad agency in collaboration of the East Singhbhum district police.

In order to ensure strict vigil in order areas too, the administration has decided to to install such cameras at places like Mango, Uliyan, Jawaharnagar, Azadnagar, Ramnagar, Sonari, Sitaramdera, Bagbera, Jugsalai, Govindpur, Birsanagar and Telco.

Significantly, this time in spreading the network of CCTV cameras, the district administration will not utilise the money of any private agency and rather use the fund received on the head of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

The DC, Amitabh Kaushal stated to have directed the special officers of JNAC, MNAC and Jugsalai Municipality to conduct survey for installing the CCTV cameras in their respective civic bodies areas. ” We have asked special officers of the three civic bodies to conduct the survey in co-operation of the district police so that they may select the strategic locations where the surveillance cameras should be installed,” said Kaushal. Kaushal, when asked, said the main purpose behind spreading a network of CCTV cameras beyond the prime location is to enhance security across the city.

A traffic police official said:“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,” he added.

“A private party had mooted the proposal long time ago, but it had not been taken into consideration until recently. We have introduced this public-private partnership project on a pilot basis and, if it proves to be successful, we will replicate the model at all the other important road junctions in the district,” said another senior police official.

The Sakchi square is notorious for traffic snarls, thanks to unruly auto drivers who blatantly flout every rule in the book and often park their vehicles blocking the freeway. Most of these auto drivers often escape penalty by bribing the traffic constable on duty.

Besides, the CCTV camera may also go a long way in tracking perpetrators of crime or vehicles involved in accidents in the area, he pointed the police officer.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.

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