244 new CCTV cams to be set up to bolster security at Nabanna
Kolkata: In a bid to further intensify security in the state secretariat Nabanna, a step has been taken to install 244 more CCTV cameras.
With installation of the new CCTV cameras, the total number of CCTV cameras will increase to around 400. At present, there are 150 CCTV cameras installed in and around the state secretariat.
Sources said that the work to install the 244 cameras has started and will be completed at the earliest.
According to a senior officer, the step to set up the new CCTV cameras has been taken to bring each and every place in and around the state secretariat under the coverage of surveillance cameras.
The CCTV cameras will be installed both inside and outside the building. More CCTV cameras will be installed in most of the floors of the state secretariat. At the same time, some of the cameras will also be installed at the area where cars of different officials are parked.
The number of CCTV cameras in the area where cars of visitors are parked will also be increased. An official said that the work will be carried out at such a pace that it gets completed as early as possible.
Nabanna houses the office of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and some of her cabinet colleagues. Offices of senior officers of the state government including the Chief Secretary, Home Secretary and Director General of Police, are also in Nabanna.
Several VVIPs from across the world also visit Nabanna regularly. So, the step of strengthening the security arrangement has been taken.
The concerned officials had surveyed the building and identified the places where the CCTV cameras need to be installed. Based on the survey, the work of installing the CCTV cameras will be carried out.
Hundreds of people visit the state secretariat every day over various work and meet key government officials.
It may be mentioned that a decision was also taken to set up separate dog squad, especially for security of the state secretariat. With setting up of the dog squad, there will be a separate team for the security of Nabanna.