Electronic surveillance on Warangal city

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Smart and preventive policing is the new mantra of the Warangal Police. In a bid to make Warangal a safe city, the police have chalked out a massive plan to bring round-the-clock surveillance of the city with an electronic eye by installing closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras at all vantage points.

Warangal: Smart and preventive policing is the new mantra of the Warangal Police. In a bid to make Warangal a safe city, the police have chalked out a massive plan to bring round-the-clock surveillance of the city with an electronic eye by installing closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras at all vantage points.

With the CCTVs becoming extremely crucial in crime investigation, the Warangal police have been working on multi-dimensional computer mapping programmes which will keep them a step ahead of the offenders. The aim of the police is to install around 25,000 CCTV cameras in the tri-cities of Warangal, Hanamkonda and Kazipet by educating the denizens to get their colonies erected with the electronic gadgets along with a backbone network connected to the central Command Control situated at the Commissionerate Office that monitors on 24 X 7 basis.

As part of a latest initiative, the Warangal Commissionerate on Monday has launched the works of cable laying in the tri-cities. Initially, a 30-kilometer cable line will be laid covering Warangal and Kazipet railway stations, Kadipikonda, KITS (Warangal) Engineering College junction. It’s learnt that high resolution CCTV cameras will be installed in all pivotal junctions along the 30-kilometer cable line. This apart, the police have also plans to link up the CCTV footage of the residential colonies that have electronic surveillance facility. The police will hold meetings with the colony resident welfare associations to ensure the installation of electronic surveillance system in their colonies.

The Command Control personnel, besides keeping any eye on crime, will also use the footage to identify the traffic violators and slap them with the e-Challan penalty. “The initiative is a giant step towards preventive policing. The project which will be functional very soon is expected to give a fillip to the police in maintaining law and order. Besides, the round-the-clock surveillance will also enhance the confidence levels of the denizens about their security,” the Police Commissioner G Sudheer Babu told The Hans India. This would help the local police identify the crime prone colonies where house-breakings, burglaries and chain snatchings take place frequently.

Adepu Mahender

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