Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has a plan that will be soon initiated to monitor garbage blackspots around the city. This will also help enhance security and safety on the roads. As many as 460 CCTV cameras along 2,000 km of roads in the corporation’s limits will be installed soon.
Tenders have been invited for the installation of cameras and the project is estimated to cost Rs 30 crore. This will keep a check on criminal activities in the city as well. BBMP is coordinating with the police to demarcate roads where the cameras are necessary. The cameras will be purchased using the Nagarothana funds given by the state government.
Deccan Herald quoted an official from the BBMP as saying, “There are around 2,000 km of arterial and sub-arterial roads in BBMP limits. But at present, barring main junctions, there are no CCTV cameras anywhere. Hence, we have planned to install CCTV cameras along these roads.”
Both the police and the BBMP will manage the task of surveillance. As many as 34 police stations will monitor the cameras. They will be connected to the control room, that is proposed to be established at its headquarters in N R Square and also at the Traffic Management Centre on Queen’s Road. The project is expected to be completed in six months.
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