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Cuttack investigating move hangs fireplace



Cuttack, Gregorian calendar month 29: three years have passed since police planned to place in CCTV cameras at varied strategic locations of city for a wider television system but nothing verdant has been done on this front.

Sources at the police commissioner's geographical point said that once a survey in 2014 it had been determinedthat the State Police Housing and Welfare Corporation would implement the project. A year later, tenders were floated for executing it. The project apparently did not start attributable to poor response. As things stand, the project does notseem as if it's going to be enforced before the highest of the year.

Police officers conceded that the project had been placed on hold till completion of the new structure of deputy commissioner of police (Cuttack). "As the space for observance the CCTVs had been planned at the DCP's geographical point, the project will begin once completion of the new building," DCP Sanjeev Arora told The Telegraph today.
The Rs 8-crore CCTV project envisaged installation of CCTV cameras with high-end sensors along with red-light violation detection and automatic selection plate recognition system.

This apart, the project to boot encircled installation of pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras at some places. PTZ cameras facilitate high-resolution imaging and to boot produce long shots possible along with zooming. Installation of PTZ cameras with 500-metre coverage vary had been planned below the project.

Sources said at the beginning the project had been planned with thirty 2 cameras at eight necessary traffic junctions with management rooms at the individual nearest police stations.

But later, the installation of four cameras each at twenty locations was planned by the police as a region of a wider television system to herald most locations, along with all entry and exit routes to city.

Accordingly, a central area for the CCTV cameras was planned at the DCP's geographical pointbut the new locations unit notwithstanding to be legendary, sources said.

"Construction of the new DCP structure is nearing completion. nearly ninety per cent work is completed," Arora said. "Once the building is ready, implementation of the (CCTV camera) project along with the tendering techniquewilltake six months."

The province court legitimate traffic management committee for Cuttack expects that the cameras on traffic signals and on busy roads would be useful for investigating and observance traffic.<>

Advocate Pravat Ranjan Dash, a member of the committee, said: "Using CCTV cameras to enforce speed and red light-weight rules would be effective in catching violators and imposing fines. Besides, the cameras place in at intersections can encourage safe driving habits."

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