Row over CCTVs end, traffic cops set to install additional cameras
The Traffic Police will now install the additional CCTV cameras with assistance from the engineering department.
While the city has around 100 CCTV cameras installed at various places, including roundabouts and market areas, the Traffic Police had mooted plans to install 150 more cameras. As per available information, the Traffic Police has sent the proposal to the finance secretary for approval. The approval for sanctioning the budget is yet awaited.
Newsline was the first to report that despite over five months since the top brass of Chandigarh administration decided to install additional CCTV cameras, neither the Traffic Police nor the Engineering Department had implemented the decision.
There had been no clarity as to which of the two wings would install the cameras. While the Traffic Police had passed the buck to the Engineering Department by terming the process as “highly complex and technical”, the Engineering Department had washed its hands off by saying that it was “not equipped with that kind of manpower”.
To resolve the issue, the home secretary was urged to intervene. Two letters, written by the Engineering Department and Traffic Police, revealed how the project had hit a roadblock since February.
On February 13, in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Secretary, Chandigarh Administration, regarding enhancing security at the Punjab and Haryana High
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