Police List Out Safety Tips to Help Bankers Prevent Crimes

The district police have urged the banks to implement security measures to prevent crimes.

Published: 31st May 2014 10:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st May 2014 10:45 AM   |  A+A-

VELLORE: The district police have urged the banks to implement security measures to prevent crimes.

In a consultative meet chaired by the Superintendent of Police (SP) P Vijayakumar on Wednesday, the banks were asked to appoint armed security personnel on the bank premises. The alarm system should be tested at least once in two months to ensure that it worked properly. The entrance of the banks should have at least two closed circuit television cameras to cover the entrance and the approach road, the bankers were told.

The SP asked the banks to see to it  that anybody wearing helmet or caps were not allowed to use the ATM machines and necessary information in this regard must be displayed at the ATMs. The bank officials and the ATM security personnel should be in a position to approach the police by calling 9445490837. All security personnel must be given motivational training periodically. Banks should also distribute handouts and pamphlets on the need for security and protection of customers. They should also convene consultative meets on security once in three months. Every bank should appoint a liaison officer to coordinate with the Police Department, the SP added further.

Easing Traffic

A meeting to discuss the need for traffic regulation in the Fort City was held and recommendations, among others, were made to remove encroachment by the pushcart vendors and footpath vendors on the Long Bazaar and Arcot Road. The meet was chaired by the Superintendent of Police Vijayakumar on Thursday. 

Among other proposals and suggestions was the plan to set up a speedbreaker on the road between Lakshmi theatre and Sankaranpalayam area.

In order to prevent traffic congestion, the bus stop at Lakshmi theatre should be shifted further between the theatre and closer to the petrol bunk. Due to traffic congestion near Mummy hospital, the bus stop near the hospital could be shifted closer to Corporation office. A proposal was also made to form a speedbreaker at the entrance of the new bus stand.

The participants also expressed concern over the need to speed up the underground drainage work that would greatly reduce the traffic congestion between the National theatre and Makkan junction and also reduce the congestion at the signal.

Another suggestion was also made to extend the median at the entrance of the road to the new bus stand.

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