Half of CCTVs in Jammu cities are 'non-functional'
Almost half of Closed Circuit Cameras (CCTVs) are running 'non-functional' in this winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir, reliable sources said.
Though the security scenario is being reviewed on routine basis ahead of Independence Day celebrations but the surveillance devices at various sensitive locations are 'defunct' and demanding immediate repair.
In all 33 CCTVs were installed at different locations of this 'City of Temples' but, due to technical snag, about 15, CCTVs went non-operational and are yet to be repaired, reliable sources said.
"Maximum sensitive locations were identified for installation of 'third eye' but most of them either remained 'out of order' or could not function properly due to technical error,"sources said.
In Jammu, CCTV cameras were installed at Satwari Chowk, Green Belt, Gandhinagar, Hotel Asia Crossing, Bikram Chowk, Dogra Chowk, Jewal Chowk, K C Chowk, Amphalla Chowk, Parade Chowkh and High Court crossing Janipur.
"Monitoring of these CCTVs is being done by the Police Control Rooms," sources said.
"Some of the CCTVs, are not functioning properly but are they are being repaired on priority basis," Vijay Kumar, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Police Control Room, Jammu said.
"It is an electronic device and get damaged due to some technical fault but engineers are on job and all the cameras will start functioning in coming days", he added.
"Entire Jammu Province will be put under watch with an installation of CCTVs," he said.