Cameras to curb waste dumping

The cameras will be set up at Dhronacharya gate at Fort Kochi, beach and water tank

Published: 02nd October 2013 10:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd October 2013 10:13 AM   |  A+A-

With various efforts taken by the Corporation failing to yield  result, the civic body is all set to install cameras to nab those who dump waste at Fort Kochi and premises.

The cameras will be set up at five locations- near Dhronacharya gate at Fort Kochi, beach, water tank, Pachalam market and kitkat road. Unauthorised garbage dumping at these spots have been creating much difficulty for the residents. The cameras will also enhance security for the flocks of tourists visiting Fort Kochi.

The decision was taken in a recent council meeting of the Corporation. “Fort Kochi is a prime tourism location in the city. Unauthorised waste dumping is something that we have been failed to strictly monitor there even after strong and repeated attempts by both the Corporation and the general public. We hope camera monitoring will bring an end to these menace,” said the Mayor at the council meeting.

Fort Kochi councillor Antony Kureethara welcomed the Corporation’s move to monitor waste dumping at Fort Kochi. “Previously we used to catch people red handed at night. Then, as we learned that we could not do that every day, residents association and traders in the area started installing ten to fifteen cameras at locations such as Prince street , Burger street, Rose street and Peter Salim street. Though these cameras were mounted on streets, they were not linked with the police authorities, making it almost useless,” said Antony.

He added that the cameras to be installed by the Corporation would ensure that the live feed was directly linked with the police authorities. The police will impose fine on those who are caught throwing waste.

Fort Kochi Sub Inspector has extended all support for our efforts, said the councillor.


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