Berhampur, January 4 (Localwire): In its efforts to strengthen its city security infrastructure, the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) has installed 87 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in the Silk City.
The additional cameras have been integrated with the ongoing Integrated Traffic Management System (ITMS) and have been installed at 24 different locations under the City Surveillance Project.
The cost of the project is around Rs 2.07 crore, sources at BeMC said.
“With these, the strength of the surveillance cameras so far installed in the city has gone up to 125. The surveillance cameras have been installed to keep a tab on traffic violators, curb anti-social activities and identify persons littering the city,” BeMC commissioner Chakravarti Singh Rathore said.
In the coming days, the civic body has planned to install more CCTV cameras at other strategic locations in the city, Rathore said.
It may be recalled that Odisha Urban Development Minister Pratap Jena had inaugurated the ITM system in August 2019.
On 1 January this year, BeMC imposed fine on two shop-keepers for littering on the roads. They were detected by the surveillance system on the day the cameras were installed, the commissioner stated.
Both shop-keepers were asked to pay a penalty of Rs 1,000 for dumping garbage on roads, Rathore said.