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CM inaugurates ‘Safe City’ project

Staff Reporter

It is a community-based activity aimed at creating a secure environment

Photo: T. Vijaya Kumar

Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy being briefed on the e-survillance system by SP Mahesh Chandra Laddha in Guntur on Friday. Minister for Ports M. Venkata Ramana Rao is also seen.

GUNTUR: From now on all the major roads, the railway station, bus station complexes, banks and public institutions will be virtually under a watchful eye.

Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy on Friday formally inaugurated a state-of-the-art Internet Protocol (IP)-based video surveillance system, ‘Eagle Eye’ as part of the Safe City community- based initiative aimed at improving public safety in Guntur.

The Guntur police have taken up this project to provide advanced tools for capturing evidence and an overall reduction in crime rate and counter traffic snarls.

The first-of-its-kind system, opened on the Police Control Room premises, would improve crime rate reduction capability of the police.

Central Administrative Reforms Committee Chairman M. Veerappa Moily and AICC secretary Iqbal Singh, Ministers and MLAs, DIG Jayarami Reddy were present on the occasion.

Public safety

Briefing about the project through a power point presentation, SP Mahesh Chandra Laddha said that ‘Safe City’ initiative is a community-based activity that would create a secure environment through the participation of enforcement agencies and the people.

The project was being implemented in coordination with software developers Net India Solutions, network provider Transmedia Private Limited and Minnal solutions, which had provided the necessary equipment.

Using an IP-based Video Surveillance for monitoring and controlling the public movement at peak hours, traffic management and public communication, the network promises an enhanced and comprehensive public safety surveillance structure. The police department would in later stages network with banks, private establishments etc.

Thanks to contributions from Viswamji, Bhajarang Jute Mill and other establishments, the necessary equipment was procured and established.

The department would later write to the State Government to provide financial assistance to the project. Under the Safe City project, the police department has already introduced GPS-enabled track sticks, centralised Dial 100 services and upgraded the official web site www.gunturpolice.org. Net India representatives, Viplav Kumar, Hitesh, Arun Kumar and Shemee Rajan were present.

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