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Updated: March 14, 2013 00:04 IST

‘Safe city concept’ plan to check terror attacks

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A policeman uses a magnet to collect metal from one of the blast sites at Dilsukhnagar in Hyderabad on February 22, a day after twin blasts rocked the area. - Photo: AFP
A policeman uses a magnet to collect metal from one of the blast sites at Dilsukhnagar in Hyderabad on February 22, a day after twin blasts rocked the area. - Photo: AFP

It will be implemented once integrated surveillance system is introduced, says Governor

The government has now embarked upon a “safe city concept” plan to insulate Hyderabad from attacks and threats by terrorists and will start implementing it at once by introducing an integrated surveillance camera system and by altering the existing laws and rules, where required.

Announcing this in his address to the joint session of the Assembly and Legislative Council on the opening day of the budget session on Wednesday, Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan said “the ghastly Dilsukhnagar twin blasts have enhanced our resolve to ensure safety and security to people. We will show no complacency towards terrorists. Efforts are underway to bring the culprits to the book”. CC cameras would be installed all over the city.

The Governor spoke of the commitment towards enhanced safety and security of women in line with the recent Central initiatives. Modern reception centres would be established at all police stations to facilitate them to approach police for help.

Mr. Narasimhan claimed that the incidents of Left extremism were on the wane as the issue was tackled through a two-pronged strategy —combating extremists in liaison with Maharashtra, Orissa and Chhattisgarh and developing the remote areas. He described as “eventful period” in the State, the last five years, as it was marked by high economic growth following implementation of developmental and welfare schemes.

Now, strategies were being worked out for 12 Plan (2012-17) to achieve a 10 per cent growth compared to 8.2 per cent fixed by the Centre for the country, to make people more happy, particularly the underprivileged, with emphasis on “inclusiveness”.

The likely achievement for 2012-13 was 5.29 per cent (national average 4.96 per cent). The usual mentioning about “regional balance” or Telangana was avoided in the address much to the chagrin of Telangana Rashtra Samiti members.

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