BENGALURU: The city traffic police plan to install 3,000 more CCTV cameras in the Central Business District to deal with traffic management and crimes better, said Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) B Dayananda on Saturday.
He told Express that the proposal has been made under Mega Police City project and he has already visited the Central Jail at Parappana Agrahara where the police have installed CCTV cameras. Dayananda said all the 3,000 cameras will be procured by the state government and there will be no tie-up with any private party.
“Installing these cameras will help both the law and order and traffic police. The cameras will be installed in crime-prone areas. Apart from (dealing with) jumping of signals and other traffic offences, these cameras will help police detect crimes like vehicle thefts and chain snatching,” he said.
The cameras will be in addition to the 179 already installed at major traffic junctions and the 100 procured recently.