GUWAHATI, Nov 27 � The process of installation of all the proposed 91 close-circuit television cameras (CCTV) in Guwahati is likely to be completed by January 1 next year.
Already all the gadgets and equipment required for the purpose have arrived and police has asked the Germany-based firm to complete the process by January 1.
The CCTV cameras are being installed to keep watch on activities in the State capital and to prevent crime and terror strikes.
Till date, CCTVs have been installed at 18 locations including Ulubari and Ganeshguri flyovers.
Senior Superintendent of Police (City) AP Tiwari told mediapersons that already a couple of deadlines have been missed and the firm concerned has been instructed to complete the process within the stipulated time.
�Earlier, the hindrance was posed by the non-arrival of gadgets and other stuff required. Now that everything has arrived, there should not be any question of further delay,� Tiwari said, asserting that legal action might be initiated against the firm if they fail to meet the deadline.
These state-of-the-art pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras will be installed at traffic intersections, markets, malls, parking lots and other crowded places in the city.
Installation of CCTVs was one of the steps suggested by an expert committee constituted by the Government to suggest ways to improve the city�s security system, after the October 30, 2008 serial bomb blasts rocked the State killing over 90 civilians, besides leaving several hundreds injured.
Tiwari also informed that a pool of officers is being trained to maintain the surveillance system.