Lack of CCTV footage on the Lakshmipuram Road is posing a major problem to the Urban Police tracking the culprits behind the day light robbery on Wednesday afternoon.
In a day light robbery, two unidentified persons chased a woman riding pillion on scooter and snatched a hang bag.
The police have no clue about their identity.
The police have installed seven CCTV Cameras at major junctions including, NTR Bus Station Complex, Naaz Centre, Sankar Vilas Centre, Collector’s office junction, Traveller’s Bungalow etc.
The Urban Police with support from Bommidala Trust had procured CCTV cameras, but the delay in shifting of poles, providing broadband connectivity had come in the way of installation of eight other cameras.
Lack of coordination among GMC, BSNL, SPDCL and the agency entrusted with the tack of wiring the CCTV cameras is also hampering the work.
``We will speed up the project liking surveillance cameras and I assure the people of the town that the entire town would be wired soon to prevent crimes of this sort,’’ Superintendent of Police, Guntur Urban, Gopinath Jatty told The Hindu on Wednesday.
The Superintendents of Police in the past made some serious efforts to have a fool proof surveillance system. Mahesh Chandra Laddha launched a IP based video surveillance system, ‘Eagle Eye’ in the year 2008.
Mr. Laddha proposed that the entire town should be covered under the system which would not only keep an eye on anti-social elements but also help in traffic surveillance and maintenance of public order.
A makeshift control room was set up on DPO premises, but the project wounded up after Mr. Laddha was transferred. The S.P who succeeded Mr. Laddha did not show much interest in the e-surveillance system.