The Aurangabad Cantonment Board is set to get CCTV cameras installed under the ambitious smart city project to maintain checks on the areas and keep a close eye on the movement of unwanted elements.
The installation work is set to begin in the soon for which the strategic locations has been identified by the Aurangabad city police. As of now, the cantonment area does not have any CCTV cameras installed at public places. It is also the area with comparatively lesser number of privately installed CCTV cameras at commercial establishments.
Vikrant More, the chief executive officer of the cantonment board, said, “ These CCTV cameras will be installed at strategic locations and will come handy even for the cantonment board.”
There have been incidents in the past, where the city police struggled to get direct and indirect evidence for sensitive cases.
Nikesh Khatmode Patil, the deputy commissioner of police zone-I, said the cantonment area is one of the most crucial entry and exit points of the city, which makes it essential to monitor it. All the routes leading to Waluj based industrial area, apart from Pune, Mumbai and other interstate national and state highways, pass from this area.
The sensitivity surrounding the important establishments in the area including army cantonment, income tax office, regional forensic laboratory, makes it more important for the law enforcement agencies to keep a check on this area.