Jamshedpur : Concerned over rising cases youths indulging in indecent acts in parkis like Jubilee Park and other public places plans are being made to install CCTV cameras.
The East Singhbhum district police have embarked on the third phase of installing CCTV (closed circuit television) cameras to increase vigil and 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.
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.
Officials said that the city is going to have as many as 22 such cameras to be installed on the important roads shortly. He said that a meeting was held with the officials of Jusco.
The company has agreed to grant land and power for the cameras. He further added that the gadgets will be installed atop overhead bill-boards on the roads and also the important areas so as enable the cameras to cover the overall view of roads of any given place.
“The project for installation of CCTV cameras is being worked out jointly by a private firm and the district police, and the process of installation of the gadgets has started. This is the third phase of the project. The CCTV cameras have helped to instill fear amongst the law breakers.
It is also helping us to controlling traffic and identifying of errant riders involved in accidents,” noted a police official.
According to him, the roads in important localities like Bistupur, Sakchi and Golmuri are being given priority of the CCTV camera installation and in the later stage the localities with lesser civic importance will be selected for the same.
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.
It is a testing time for the city police in the wake of a spurt in crimes like snatching, burglary and group clashes in the city. Taking lesson from the past incidents the district administration is not ready to take any chance on the security front.