GUWAHATI, Sept 25 - As part of its new security plan, high-power closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras will soon be installed in all the entry and exit points of Guwahati, including the route that connects the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport.
Security agencies have also proposed setting up of a police booth to man the riverine stretch which connects the oil installations.
This was informed by a senior official of the Guwahati Police Commissionerate while talking to this correspondent.
The Guwahati Police, in order to ensure a better vigil, has already identified strategic points in and around entry points like Chandrapur, Khanapara, Pamohi and Jalukbari where sets of such cameras would be installed.
�At present, Guwahati has 251 CCTV cameras installed but we need at least 170 more such devices so that some other vulnerable places could also be covered,� the official said, adding that there are plans to engage a special team in a newly designed control room.
�We have some cameras already in place in various locations but there is still room for improved supervision. The cameras which were used in the recently held South Asian Games have been distributed among various different police stations and the respective officer-in-charge has been asked to find suitable spots for their installation,� the official said.
�We want to ensure that no movement in and out of the city goes unnoticed. The cameras will be installed in such a manner that the registration number of each and every vehicle passing through would get recorded,� he pointed out.
He also said that Gammon India, which is carrying out major construction works near the Jalukbari intersection, has been asked to set up a set of such cameras which will cover the entire area, including the bridge and also set up a booth for police helpdesk.
�As far as banks are concerned, we have asked them to set up CCTV cameras facing towards the parking and adjoining areas, apart from those already installed inside the office,� the official said.
As far as the riverine areas are concerned, police said that there are still �some grey areas which we plan to address, especially the stretch connecting the oil installations.�
�We have spoken to the authorities here as well and something concrete should come up very soon,� the official added.