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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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