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Odisha CM to launch CCTV system on Feb 5 in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar, January 29: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is likely to launch an ambitious CCTV surveillance system in the capital city of Bhubaneswar on February 5.

A meeting was held at the Commissionerate headquarters here wherein the Commissioner of Police Dr RP Sharma, Police Housing Corporation chairman and the BSNL officials attended.

It was decided to carry out the installation of CCTVs in the city in three phases.

Sources said, in the first phase CCTV cameras have been installed at 28 cameras will be installed at various strategic locations in the city.

Official sources said, while 40 cameras will be installed in the second phase, 22 will be set  in the third phase. A total of Rs 23 crore will be spent for the purpose.

The State Government selected an American company to commission the project, involving installation of high frequency CCTV cameras at strategic locations and in PCR vans in Bhubaneswar. The project cost Rs 10 crore in the first phase.

Official sources said as many as 113 cameras are being installed at 29 locations, including Raj Mahal Square, Master Canteen, AG Square, Raj Bhavan Square, 120 Battalion Square, inside the Secretariat, Lower PMG, Rabindra Mandap Square and Sishu Bhawan square.

The surveillance system, which is equipped with video data analysis, command and control system to strengthen the crime control, will alert the control room about unlawful assembly of people and presence of abandoned objects at a particular place for more than five minutes. 

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