Games ‘Bonus’ for Thiruvananthapuram

Published: 04th November 2014 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th November 2014 06:01 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : The City Police are gearing up to strengthen the security measures in their jurisdiction in order to curb the offences taking place here.

As a new step, the police have decided that the surveillance cameras, to be installed in the city limits as part of the security measures for the National Games, will be used for keeping a watch over law-breakers after the event. 

According to City Police Commissioner H Venkatesh, these cameras will function along with the other cameras installed by the police.

“Between 150 and 200 cameras are to be installed as part of the National Games. Initially, the plan was to install the cameras on a temporary basis. Later, we decided to go in for a permanent arrangement,” said the Commissioner.

The new cameras will be placed along the main roads, approach roads and outside the Games venues.

They will be monitored from a control room to be opened at University Stadium.  A total of 240 cameras are already functioning in the city roads, detecting offences as well as road accidents. However, out of them, around 90 cameras are dysfunctional now.

 The City Police Commissioner said that repair of the faulty cameras would be carried out before the National Games.

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