Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday inaugurated installation of the closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras across the state capital here.
"Such a surveillance system is one of its kinds in the state and has been successful in bringing about collaboration of the best tools of technology to aid day-to-day policing," Patnaik said.
"Our government is dedicated towards making optimum use of technology in all spheres of governance and policing is an essential part of it," he said.
Expressing happiness over the completion of the first phase of the CCTV-based surveillance system in the state capital, Patnaik said it is an attempt to boost security arrangements, prevent crime, maintain law and order and control traffic.
"As many as 25 CCTV cameras have been installed at vantage points of the city in the first phase and 65 more CCTV cameras will be introduced in next two phases," Commissioner of Police R P Sharma said.
Monitoring screens have been installed at the offices of the commissioner, deputy commissioner of police (DCP) and Traffic DCP, he said, adding, the footage collected from the cameras will be received at these places for analysis.
"The CCTV surveillance system will help police control crime and conduct investigations. It will also help the cops to improve their response to crisis situations. Besides, it will help enhance traffic regulation mechanism in the capital city," Sharma said.