CCTV cameras to keep an eye on law offenders

CCTV cameras to keep an eye on law offenders

‘Visuals from cameras can be viewed round the clock in control room’

To maintain law and order in Madikeri, the police have started installing Close Circuit TV (CCTV) cameras at strategic locations in the town. A sum of Rs 19 lakh would be utilised for the same.

It will be installed in all major junctions in the city for effective traffic maintenance and crime control.  

In the first phase, it has been installed at private bus shelter, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus shelter, in front of City Municipal Corporation (CMC) building and Indira Gandhi Circle. The CCTV cameras have already started capturing the visuals. 

In the second phase, it will be installed at 10 places including Sudarshan Circle, General Thimmaiah Circle, town police station, Web Road, College Road, Rajaseat, market and Jamiya Masjid. 

The CCTV cameras will be controlled from control room and office of Superintendent of Police. 

In the interest and safety of the public, the State government had decided to install CCTV cameras in all the major cities in the State. Accordingly, the district had received Rs 19 lakh. 

The public feel that it will put a check on traffic offenders.  Visuals from the cameras can be viewed round the clock in the control room and be stored for three months. The control room has the facility to view the camera visuals from different cameras at the same time.

 It can capture the registration number of vehicles from a distance. Deputy Superintendent (DYSP) of police, Prasanna V Raju said that the CCTV cameras will be helpful in checking crimes to some extent. 

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