The Namakkal district police have installed as many as 66 closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in 11 centres across the district to monitor the activities of anti-social elements and to ensure free movement of vehicles on main thoroughfares.
The cameras were commissioned by P. Thangamani, Electricity Minister, at a function held in the town on Saturday, in the presence of M. Asia Mariam, District Collector, T. Senthil Kumar, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police, Salem range, and Ara Arularasu, Superintendent of Police.
The State government had sanctioned a sum of Rs. 58 lakh to the Namakkal district police for road safety, traffic improvement and crime reduction activities.
The Namakkal district police spent about Rs. 37 lakh for the commissioning 66 CCTV cameras across the district and Rs. 17.40 lakh for procuring road safety equipment.
The police has installed 25 reflective mirrors in hairpin bends on the ghat road leading to Kolli hills. Automatic electronic signals and LED blinkers have been set up on the Kumarapalayam national highways and Pallipalayam town junction.
LED blinkers have also been installed on the Salem – Karur national highway and at Katheri junction and near SSM College on the Salem – Coimbatore national highway to control the speed of the vehicles.
The Namakkal district police has also set up a library for the benefit of youngsters preparing for competitive examinations near the All Women Police Station in the town. Books worth Rs. 1 lakh have been procured for the library. The library will function from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Minister also inaugurated these new facilities.
Mr. Thangamani also laid foundation for the construction of MGR Memorial Park at the Municipal Bazaar street vehicle parking lot on the occasion. P. R. Sundaram, MP, S. Kranthi Kumar Pathi, Sub-Collector, Namakkal, S. Senthil, Additional Superintendent of Police, were also present.
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