City to be under constant vigilance

City to be under constant vigilance
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City to be under constant vigilance, Ahead of the World Metropolis Conference in October, the GHMC is planning to set up at least one lakh CCTV cameras across the city, informed Commissioner Somesh Kumar.

One lakh CCTV cameras to be installed soon

Ahead of the World Metropolis Conference in October, the GHMC is planning to set up at least one lakh CCTV cameras across the city, informed Commissioner Somesh Kumar. Somesh Kumar was addressing a workshop attended by head honchos of both the civic body as well as the police department. He informed that the police department would play a key role in carrying out the Public Safety Act 2013-14.
(From left) Somesh Kumar, Mahender Reddy and CV Anand at the workshop held on public safety on Thursday
“The main aim of the Public Safety Act is to make a global city that is safe for the public. This would be attained only when all the stake holders played an active role,” he added. He called on Residential Welfare Associations and several Non Governmental Organisations to join hands with the civic body.

He said that it is necessary to have CCTVs at establishments where hundred or more people gathered regularly.

Mahender Reddy, Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad said that one CCTV camera could replace the work of 12 constables and could be much helpful in reducing crimes in the city. He added, “Soon atleast a lakh CCTV cameras would be installed at public places like temples, mosques, educational institutions, bus bays, malls, hotels, railway stations, etc.”

CV Anand concurred, “Various countries like Moscow, Tokyo, London, purely depend on CCTV cameras to identify culprits. Keeping in view of the best practices taken up by the developed countries, the city would adopt similar practices.”

He continued, “In London a person’s whereabouts are monitored by the police department using CCTV cameras.”

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