PANJIM: Goa police will shortly put up a proposal before the Union Ministry for Home Affairs for installing close circuit television cameras at over 100 identified spots, across the State to curb illegalities.
In North Goa, the Department has identified 30 important locations
while in the South 80 to 90 such spots have been identified. In the initial phase however, only 100 CCTV cameras are proposed to be installed.
Most frequented beaches such as Calangute, Anjuna, Baga, Arambol, Colva, Palolem among others besides other tourist locations including heritage sites have been listed in the proposal, which is currently with police headquarters.
The beach shacks will also come under CCTV surveillance in the backdrop of several criminal and drug related activities being reported.
Superintendent of Police Vijay Singh said the idea has been conceptualized to curb criminal activities and for overall security.
“Major markets like Anjuna flea market and other crowded places will also be covered”, he said.
The details were, however, not revealed but it has been learnt that both the district SPs – Vijay Singh and former South Goa SP Arvind Gawas had sent two separate proposals to the police headquarters.
The file will now be moved to the State Home Department from where it will be forwarded to the Central ministry for approval.
In a recent experiment by SP Gawas in the South, five CCTVs installed at major locations have spotted several traffic violations.