Guwahati To Be Installed With 2,000 CCTV Cameras

Guwahati: The Assam government has decided to quickly install as many as 2,000 CCTV cameras in Guwahati in an attempt to ensure public safety.

This decision was made during a review meeting on Wednesday at the Assam Police Headquarters in Guwahati, which was presided over by state chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Speaking to media persons after the meeting, Housing & Urban Affairs Minister Ashok Singhal said, “The government has deiced to install 2,000 CCTV cameras across Guwahati. This step has been taken for providing safety to the general public amid increasing crimes in the city. CCTVs have been made mandatory in all organizations consisting more than five employees. We will soon start the tender filing process.”

The urban affairs minister added that anyone who throws their trash somewhere other than the specified locations will be caught on camera.

Further informing about the street lights facility, Singhal said, “The government will release a tender of Rs 50-55 crores for the street light facility across Guwahati.”

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