After successfully installing Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in Gandhi Chowk and Gol Gumbaz, the district police have decided to install a CCTV camera at Basaveshwar circle in Bijapur in order to keep a tab on vehicular movements and illegal activities in the city.
Addressing reporters here on Sunday, Superintendent of Police D.C. Rajappa said the camera would be installed at a cost of Rs. 4.5 lakh and the Bijapur Development Authority had agreed to finance the move.
The department had taken stringent measures to maintain compliance of traffic rules in the city and in the last seven months, it had booked 20,700 cases against violators and collected Rs. 46 lakh in fine.
The department has been using Interceptor vehicles to regulate traffic on National Highways and, as a result, the number of accidents had reduced in the last few months, he added.
Of the 28 people listed out by the department for their involvement in smuggling of weapons in the district, the police had arrested 26 while special squads had been formed to trap the remaining two.
As per the directions of the Supreme Court, the district administration had already issued notices to demolish unauthorised places of worship on roads and parks that disrupt vehicular movement. The last date given to demolish such illegal structures is December 31, Mr. Rajappa said.