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Cuttack police work move hangs hearth



Cuttack, Gregorian calendar month 29: 3 years have passed since police planned to put in CCTV cameras at numerous strategic locations of town for a wider closed-circuit television however nothing abundant has been done on this front.

Sources at the police commissioner's workplace aforementioned that when a survey in 2014 it had been determinedthat the State Police Housing and Welfare Corporation would implement the project. A year later, tenders were floated for death penalty it. The project apparently didn't commence owing to poor response. As things stand, the project doesn't appear as if it'll be enforced before the top of the year.

Police officers conceded that the project had been placed on hold until completion of the new edifice of deputy commissioner of police (Cuttack). "As the room for observance the CCTVs had been planned at the DCP's workplace, the project can begin when completion of the new building," DCP Sanjeev Arora told The Telegraph nowadays.
The Rs 8-crore CCTV project envisaged installation of CCTV cameras with high-end sensors together with red-light violation detection and automatic variety plate recognition system.

This apart, the project additionally enclosed installation of pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras at some places. PTZ cameras facilitate high-resolution imaging and additionally create long shots doable together with zooming. Installation of PTZ cameras with 500-metre coverage vary had been planned below the project.

Sources aforementioned at the start the project had been planned with thirty two cameras at eight necessary traffic junctions with management rooms at the individual nearest police stations.

But later, the installation of 4 cameras every at twenty locations was planned by the police as a part of a wider closed-circuit television to herald most locations, together with all entry and exit routes to town.

Accordingly, a central room for the CCTV cameras was planned at the DCP's workplacehowever the new locations square measure nonetheless to be known, sources aforementioned.

"Construction of the new DCP edifice is nearing completion. nearly ninety per cent work is completed," Arora aforementioned. "Once the building is prepared, implementation of the (CCTV camera) project together with the tendering methodcan take six months."

The province court legitimate traffic management committee for Cuttack expects that the cameras on traffic signals and on busy roads would be helpful for police work and observance traffic.<>

Advocate Pravat Ranjan Dash, a member of the committee, said: "Using CCTV cameras to enforce speed and red lightweight rules would be effective in catching violators and imposing fines. Besides, the cameras put in at intersections will encourage safe driving habits."

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