The CCTV camera drive launched a month ago in the city has now come in handy for the police to monitor night curfew. The CCTV footage from these locations are being telecasted to the command control room, which analyses the situation and alerts the on-ground teams in case of violation of night curfew. This technology-based detection is now helping in the reduction of resources and exposures of the police personnel to the virus while enforcing the night curfew.
Speaking to Hello Vizag, Commissioner of Police, Manish Kumar Sinha said “Using technology we are ensuring contact less policing to enforce the curfew. At all junctions, there are CCTV cameras and there is no need for physical policing and the control room alerts the police situation instantly if there is any violation in their limits. There has been more discipline among people, particularly after the massive awareness drives taken up since March 27.”
CCTV cameras are installed at about 90 junctions from Bheemili to Kurmannapalem under the GVMC limits. All these CCTVs are linked to the command control room. The CCTVs were installed to ensure zero policing and make the citizens comply with the traffic regulations.
The Commissioner said CCTVs are useful for the effective implementation of curfew without contact policing. He said persons violating the curfew were being warned instead of filing any cases. He said technology was being implemented more effectively during the second wave so as to ensure the safety and health of both police and the residents.