Tighter security: Soon, 50 more CCTVs at Nabanna
Kolkata: In a bid to strengthen security arrangements at Nabanna, initiative has been taken to install 50 more surveillance cameras in and outside the state secretariat.
Sources said that the step has been taken to intensify vigil in the state secretariat that houses the office of the Chief Minister and VVIPs from different parts of the world visit there regularly. In such a situation, the necessity to install 50 more surveillance cameras was felt and accordingly, the locations have also been identified so that the entire area can be brought under CCTV surveillance.
At present, there are total of 145 CCTV cameras installed in and outside Nabanna. Now, the decision has been taken to add another 50, the official said adding that an assessment was carried out to identify the locations where it was necessary to install surveillance cameras and the work will be carried out based on the plan chalked out following the assessment report.
It may be mentioned that several steps were taken up earlier to strengthen the security arrangement in and around the state secretariat. Following the proposals of experts, surveillance on the connecting elevated corridors leading to Vidyasagar Setu was also increased and iron structures were put up along railing of the elevated connecting roads restricting direct visibility up to at least third floor of the state secretariat.
Decision has also been made to set up a separate dog squad for Nabanna. Step has also been taken to set up the necessary infrastructure on a plot of land near Nabanna to set up the unit and the work of which will be starting soon.
The step to set up a separate unit of dog squad was taken as at present the police need to take dogs from Kolkata Police's Police Training School to Nabanna during any emergency.