MG Road, Brigade Road to get more CCTV cams, LED screens

MG Road, Brigade Road to get more CCTV cams, LED screens

Criticised for inaction over the purported mass molestation of women on  New Year's Eve last year, the civic authorities are taking extra precautions this time.  

Mayor R Sampath Raj has ordered BBMP and police officials to instal CCTV cameras on MG Road and Brigade Road, the city's party hubs. He has also directed that  large LED screens be installed on these localities  to avert any harassment of, or discomfort  to, female revellers.  

The mayor will also write to the BMRCL to run metro trains round the clock on  December 31.

BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad  said there were plans to make CCTV cameras mandatory in commercial complexes. The civic body will  not renew the trade licences in case of violations. "Traders must show the CCTV footage to the police whenever asked. We are planning to  bring a rule to this effect next year," he added.

Raj had recently said that Rs 10 lakh had been allotted to each BBMP ward for installation of CCTV cameras. Besides,  a centralised control room will be opened where all control rooms  can be  monitored.

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