‘Chennai streets to be as safe as those in Singapore’

Chennai streets will soon be as safe for women,  as the streets in Singapore are, said actor Vikram in the city on Monday.

Published: 18th September 2018 03:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th September 2018 03:53 AM   |  A+A-

Police commissioner A K Viswanathan along with actor Vikram releasing a video for spreading awareness on installing CCTVs on Monday | Express

By Express News Service

CHENNAI : Chennai streets will soon be as safe for women,  as the streets in Singapore are, said actor Vikram in the city on Monday.He was releasing a video for spreading awareness on installing CCTV in all neighbourhoods. The video that he features in is an initiative taken by Greater Chennai police.The actor, known popularly for playing police in many of his films said, “Catching a culprit becomes really easy, when there are video footages from the crime scene.” 

Police commissioner AK Viswanathan said individual houses, apartment associations and commercial landlords must install CCTV facing the road.He also urged that all MLAs should allot funds for installing CCTVs in highly-crowded places in their constituencies. The Chennai police had already launched a short film called “Moondravathu Kan” which features comedian Vivek, which is screened in many theatres in the State.


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  • Anand

    So long as there are TASMAC (liquor Shops) in residential zone's Chennai streets can never be safe. Roughly 100 bikes are parked by person who visit stretching 50 meters on the either side of shops in the evenings. Drunks roam around the area and some lie collapsed outside the residences all through night. There are no policemen posted around to prevent these men from creating ruckus. How by installation of CCTV will prevent these person who are not in senses from creating nuisance in the Area or women from getting molested by drunks and anti social elements. No women or children dare cross that area after 6 P.M. when crowd starts assembling there. If administration is really serious about safety then it has to act strict and not give licence's in residential zones. No point in getting photographed with cine stars. Crimes happen's once in a while but these are everyday and routine problems faced by women.
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