The inoperational cameras are in -Darga Vasahat, Indira Vasahat, Kureshi Mohalla Chawk, Navi Talim Chawk, Hole Road, Gopi Chawk, Ed ga Maidan Chowk, D R Gandhi Chowk, Crown Chowk and Jeweller Bazarpeth.
Bhosale added, “Only two CCTV cameras are functional, which would make it difficult for us to maintain law and order during Ganapati festival. In spite of repeated follow-ups, the cantonment has failed to repair them. If the CCTV cameras are operational, only then can we keep a check on the crime rate.“
Speaking about the importance of CCTV cameras, a police officer, from Khadki Bazar police station, on condition of anonymity, said, “In the last month, some antisocial elements had created a ruckus by damaging public property in Indira Vasahat. We were not able to trace the culprit for a few days because the CCTV cameras in that area were not functioning.“
However, authorities in the KCB claimed to have already done the repairs. Amol Jagtap, KCB’s chief executive officer, said, “I had asked the officer concerned to ensure that the repair works are carried out before August15. The officer had later reported that they were all operational.But, if they are still non-functioning, I will ensure that they get repaired soon.“
Arun Godbole, chief engineer of KCB, said, “As the warranty period of the cameras expired last year, we will have to do the repair work ourselves. I have asked my junior engineer to get them fixed before Ganapati festival.“
Source : Mirror