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Kochi: More CCTV cams in city

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Nov 29, 2018, 6:24 am IST
Updated Nov 29, 2018, 6:24 am IST
Surveillance system to mainly focus on residential areas.
New surveillance cameras will be set up at various other intersections that come under the station limits. (Representation image)
 New surveillance cameras will be set up at various other intersections that come under the station limits. (Representation image)

Kochi: Considering the security and condition of the current CCTV surveillance system in the city, the city traffic police is set to install more surveillance cameras at various spots, including the busy junctions.

The Kochi corporation has approved the application sent by city traffic police station (east) requesting permission to install more surveillance cameras in station limits.

 

The new cameras will be installed mainly focusing on the residential areas at Palarivattom, pipeline etc, and at major junctions like Edappally where the cameras are dysfunctional. “Since about half of the cameras placed in the city are not functioning, a replacement is highly necessary. After the metro works started, those cameras are in a poor condition,” Mr K.A. Abdul Salam, assistant commissioner, traffic east, told DC.

Cameras along the highway stretch such as Premier junction near Kalamaserry, Aryas junction and Cusat junction will be properly replaced and revived in the second phase.

New surveillance cameras will be set up at various other intersections that come under the station limits.

“The new cameras will have zooming capability to easily identify the vehicle number. Since the police depend so much on the CCTV cameras to trace out the accused in many cases, the camera should be working and properly placed,” an official said.

However, the corporation had earlier planned installing more surveillance cameras throughout the city in the light of increasing number of attacks on women and children, and also to curb littering.

The process was planned in association with various enforcement agencies, traffic police and the motor vehicles department.

Security up

  • The Kochi corporation has approved the application sent by city traffic police station (east) requesting permission to install more surveillance cameras in station limits
  • ‘Since about half of the cameras placed in the city are not functioning, a replacement is highly necessary. After the metro works started, those cameras are in a poor condition,’ says assistant commissioner, traffic east.

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