The new system likely to be commissioned by April 30
The police are planning to introduce a camera surveillance system in the city soon to keep a close tab on criminal and anti-social elements.
Superintendent of Police Raman Gupta told presspersons here on Tuesday that the new surveillance system would become operational by April 30. Ten closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras would be installed at eight places which had high traffic density. The cameras would be linked to the control room in the office of the Superintendent of Police.
The live visuals and images would be displayed on screen at the control room.
It was possible to monitor the activities at these places from the control room, he said.
The pan-tilt-zoom cameras of 360 degrees revolving capacity could capture visuals and images of up to 300 metres distance.
The information and visuals generated by the cameras would be used during investigation on various offences, he said. He said that a comprehensive plan was prepared to manage traffic in the city in an efficient manner. The administration was thinking of using the conservancy space in the city for the purpose of parking the vehicles. On the growing the number of road accidents near MRS Circle, he said that road humps would be put up to regulate the speed of vehicles.
In the first quarter of 2011, valuables worth Rs. 22,08,120, that were recovered from the offenders by the police, were restored to the owners, Mr. Gupta said.
The Superintendent of Police said the district police were thinking of introducing a new beat system by involving the public to prevent crime.
Additional Superintendent of Police M.B. Pavin was present.