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Hyderabad to have international-standard surveillance: KCR

PTI  Hyderabad, June 02, 2014
First Published: 15:28 IST(2/6/2014) | Last Updated: 15:32 IST(2/6/2014)

About 10,000 closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV) would be installed across Hyderabad as part of an effort to put an international-standard surveillance system in place, the first chief minister of Telangana, K Chandrasekhar Rao, announced here on Monday.

"Hyderabad city has got international recognition. We will make it a world-class city with law and order as top priority," KCR said, addressing the Telangana formation day parade here on Monday afternoon.

The government would be very firm in matters of law and order and would spare none, particularly in cases of atrocities against women, he asserted. "We will install 6,000 to 10,000 CCTV cameras in every corner of the city to maintain security. We will have an international-standard surveillance system in place," KCR added.

He also announced that the various wings of the police like civil, armed reserve, special protection force, special police, among others, would soon be brought under one umbrella.

"We will study this possibility and bring all units under one umbrella for better functioning," the new chief minister said. The police communications set up would also be strengthened too, he said.

"There are certain anomalies in the police set up. We need to set them right. We will ensure monthly payment of stationery expenses to all police stations. We will also grant special medical allowance for traffic police personnel every month," KCR said.

Telangana chief secretary Rajiv Sharma, director general of police Anurag Sharma, ministers and top officials attended the ceremonial parade.

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