Source: The Hindu
The police say that CCTVs will help them to keep a check on the activities of anti-social elements
The Police Department proposes to install more CCTVs in Bijapur
Hi-tech security: Superintendent of Police D.C. Rajappa and Archaeological Survey of India official Somla Naik keeping track of visitors from the CCTV camera control room on the Gol Gumbaz premises in Bijapur on Monday.
The installation of the CCTVs will help put a tab on the activities of the anti-social elements in and around the monument and heightening the security for the tourists.
Sources in the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) said that Mr. Rajappa had written a letter to the ASI officials in Bijapur requesting installation of CCTV cameras in and around the monument in order to maintain proper security. Then, a team of ASI officials from Dharwad head office visited the monument to study the feasibility of installing the cameras.
Based on the approval of the higher authorities, the ASI officers at Bijapur assigned the task of installing cameras at seven points in and around the monument to Hubli-based company. The cameras at Gol Gumbaz have been installed in the second phase of police department's drive to install CCTV cameras at all major points in the city to put a tab on the activities of the anti-social elements.
In the first phase, the department installed CCTVs at Gandhi Chowk at a cost of Rs. 3 lakh. ATS communications, a Hubli-based company was assigned the task and BLDE Association provided financial assistance for the same.
Another CCTV has been installed at Lal Bahadur Shastri market area. The Lal Bahadur Shastri Marukatti Samithi contributed Rs. 3.65 lakh for its installation.
In the third phase, the department has plans to install CCTVs at Basaveshwar Circle, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Circle, railway station and the main bus terminal.
The department has sent proposals to the authorities concerned in this connection. Some of the private companies have also come forward to sponsor.