Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Choudwar in Cuttack is now under the surveillance of high-end closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras. This has been possible due to the help extended by the Bansidhar & Ila Panda Foundation (BPIF), the social development arm of Indian Metals and Ferro Alloys Limited (IMFA).

As many as 46 CCTV cameras have been installed at various markets and streets in Choudwar city in the initial phase. The cameras, which have been installed in collaboration with IMFA , are expected to play a crucial role in curbing crimes in specific areas.

The initiative was formally launched by Cuttack DCP Pinak Mishra in presence of Senior Vice-President of IMFA Binay Agrawal and Choudwar Municipality Chairman Manasi Swarnaprava Samal. The Councillors of Choudwar, other employees of IMFA were also present during the occasion.

“IMFA has extended its helping hand under corporate social responsibility, and in partnership with Commissionerate Police around 46 IP enabled CCTV cameras have been installed at various places in Choudwar today. All the cameras have started functioning. With the help of these cameras, we will be able to keep track on Choudwar from the control room,” said DCP Mishra.

“We will keep track on traffic regulations and crimes. The CCTV cameras will be of immense help to curb crimes and for the safety and security of the general public,” he added.

Meanwhile, Agrawal said that the facility will give a lot of leverage to Commissionerate Police to keep a curb on the crime .

“We are so glad that CCTV cameras have been installed at various places in Choudwar . In absence of those cameras, police were not able to keep track of the crimes taking place on roadside and highways. Now the facilities will help the police department keep the crime rate under control,” said Agrawal.