CCTV surveillance system launched in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar, February 5: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen
Patnaik on Thursday launched the ambitious closed circuit TV (CCTV)-based city
surveillance system in the capital city, first of its kind in the State, for
effective law and order management, crime control, better traffic regulation
and control and surveillance over criminals.
After launching the first phase surveillance system here at
the Commissionerate headquarters, the Chief Minister said considering the
immense potential of this system I hope that the Odisha Police Housing and
Welfare Corporation, the agency entrusted to carry out the project, would
complete the second and third phases of the project at the earliest.
Calling upon the Commissionerate Police to make the best use
of this system to infuse a greater sense of security among the people, the
Chief Minister also asked the Commissioner of Police to equip the CCTV control
room with well-trained operators having the ability to critically analyse the
complex environment before them and make prompt and judicious interventions to
prevent commission of crimes.
The entire project covering CCTV cameras at 90 locations
would have more than 350 cameras installed at different locations in the capital
city and a control room to operate these with video wall facilities.
In the first phase of the project, a total of 114 CCTV
cameras has been installed at about 28 strategic locations in the city including
major junction like AG crossing, Master Canteen square, Rajmahal crossing,
lower PMG, Kalinga hospital square, Airport crossing, Governor house, Naveen
Niwas and near Rabindra Mandap.

Among others, Bhubaneswar MP Prasanna Patasani, Tourism Minister
Ashok Panda, MLA North Priyadarsi Mishra, MLA (Central) Bijay Mohanty, Bhubaneswar
Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena, Special Home Secretary CJ Venugopal, DGP Sanjeev Marik,
Commissioner of Police Dr RP Sharma and Honey Well company executives and other
senior police officials were present on the occasion. 

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