CCTVs to monitor security at varsity

Nearly two years after the rape incident, Bangalore University will finally see CCTV monitor security in the campus from New Year.

According to Vice-Chancellor Thimme Gowda the university has installed CCTV’s at the ladies hostel and install CCTVs in nine other locations in the next two months.

“We are waiting for underground optical fibre cable installation to be completed. We plan to provide free wi-fi campus which necessitates cabling work. The cables will help us install CCTVs and run a monitoring centre from where the entire campus can be observed. The delay is due to new IT work the university has taken up.”

The cameras will be installed from the edge of Bangalore University-National Law School intersection to the main administrative building, hostels and departments in interior locations and on the main road to the campus entrance on Mysore Road, around ring road entrance to BU.

Nine cameras will be purchased, of which, one has already been installed at ladies’ hostel. The university currently has home guards and police monitoring the campus.

Jnanabharathi Police, meanwhile, say they are over-stretched. “We work almost 18 hours a day. There are 26 vacancies at the station that haven’t been filled up for long. We have to oversee the work of five police stations from our station — Ullal to Nagarabhavi. We have to patrol areas under these stations as well as BU,” an inspector said.
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