Puligadda toll plaza to have CC cameras

T. Appala Naidu
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Aim is to check illegal transportation of material on National Highway 214

The Puligadda-Penumudi bridge across the Krishna in Avanigadda mandal in Krishna district. —Photo: T. Appala Naidu
The Puligadda-Penumudi bridge across the Krishna in Avanigadda mandal in Krishna district. —Photo: T. Appala Naidu

Krishna district police authorities are all set to bring the Puligadda bridge across the Krishna under Closed Circuit camera surveillance within a week in a bid to put a check to all means of illegal transportation of material on the National Highway 214.

The police realised the need for installation of CC cameras at the toll plaza at the bridge, which connects the Diviseema area of Krishna district to the Repalle mandal in Guntur district.

The vigil with the help of latest technology on the National Highway was felt necessary as the highway passes through the Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary, spreading across Krishna and Guntur districts.

“The toll plaza managing company, Navyuga Construction Company, has been directed to install four CC cameras, which are likely to become operational within a week at the Puligadda bridge,” Avanigadda Deputy Superintendent of Police K. Harirajendra Prasad told The Hindu .

“Two CC cameras will register the data of the two-wheel and four-wheel vehicles and another two cameras are exclusively meant for heavy vehicles, including commercial vehicles,” Mr. Harirajendra Prasad said.

The 270-km inter-State National Highway is the prime facility for West Godavari, Krishna, and Guntur districts.

The rush of vehicular movement on the road has been unpredictable in recent times.

Vehicular movement increased rapidly after the road between Puligadda and Vijayawada was inaugurated early this year.  

Under scanner

The bridge connects Diviseema in Krishna district to Repalle mandal in Guntur district

The step is considered essential as the highway passes to Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary

Navyuga Construction Company manning the plaza asked to install four cameras

Two cameras are exclusively meant to monitor heavy vehicles, including commercial vehicles



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