Commissionerate Police To Install 5,000 CCTV Cameras In Bhubaneswar

27 September 2019

Snigdha Chandan Das

Bhubaneswar: The Twin Commissionerate Police has planned for installation of around 5,000 Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras within two-three months for better surveillance of criminals and criminal activity in the Capital city.

Police Commissioner Sudhansu Sarangi said that he has requested Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) members to extend their cooperation in installation of these CCTV cameras.

"I have sent requests to CII members to extend their cooperation to the police for small things especially like installation of CCTV. I have personally written to some people," informed Sarangi speaking to reporters at a function organised here on Friday for induction of PCR vans donated by aluminium major Nalco.

Citing that CCTV has become an important ingredient in crime control in other cities across the country, the Police Commissioner informed that installation of CCTVs is a top priority area of the Commissionerate Police since deployment of police or patrolling in each and every area, lane etc is not possible on part of the police.

"For that reason we are seeking cooperation from the people, from different market committees, puja committees’ business enterprises and rich people for installation of 5,000 CCTVs in our city otherwise keeping a watch on the entire city by the police in the coming days will be difficult," Sarangi said.

He added that while they were taking steps in that regard, they are hopeful that they will be successful.

Sarangi revealed that he has written to all IICs to discuss with people who have installed CCTVs to not only focus on their building or property but also on the road or the street that passes through in their respective areas so that a criminal passing through that street after committing a crime can be tracked.

He added that many business enterprises, banks, engineering colleges and market committees have agreed and installed the devices.

Secondly, footage of these CCTVs should be of good quality so that picture of the criminal and the vehicle number plate in the image captured is clear, Sarangi pointed out.

Thirdly, wherever the CCTV system is connected to the internet the owner of the CCTV system should share the IP address so that we can load it in our control room and watch the footage, he added.