Even as the cops struggle to bring all marketplaces and roads in Ranchi under their surveillance, the state government led by Chief Minister Raghubar Das has instructed the police to make use of technology to improve traffic and the overall safety and security in Jharkhand’s capital.
“Around 65 points in markets and roads in Ranchi have to be secured through CCTV cameras. We will instal over 350 CCTV cameras at all important roads and public places; CCTV cameras will also be installed at vulnerable locations and congested areas”,said a senior police officer.
According to the police, more than a dozen marketplaces and roads across the ranchi town are already identified to put up CCTV surveillance and the remaining ones will be covered subsequently.
Though no plan was made for surveillance of district court and the High Court,they may be included in the future stage of implementation. As per the plan, all CCTV cameras in public or private establishments will be connected to a central system, which will integrate existing cameras with the new ones at road intersections and traffic junctions.
The state government is likely to get these CCTV installed by Bharat sanchar Nigam Ltd.Reports indicate that implementation of the plan will start within a month to end by June end.
In the first phase,the plan is expected to cost about Rs 15 crore.