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Third eye by this month

Dhanbad roads will get safer, but the process may take a little more time.

Although preparation for the installation of CCTV cameras on major squares across the coal capital is going on in full swing, positions are yet to be decided.

Over the last two weeks, the district transport department conducted several rounds of trials at Shramik Chowk. District transport officer Ravi Raj Sharma said, “The positioning of the surveillance cameras is yet to be decided. Despite several attempts, we are not being able to get the full view of the number plates of each vehicle during trials.”

The CCTV footage will be monitored from a control room. “A representative of the transport department will be deputed along with a magistrate and a traffic police officer,” Sharma added.

The department is also in the process of developing a software that will send instant SMS to violators.

DSP (traffic) Ashok Tirkey said the cameras would help identify zones that are prone to violation. “Accordingly, we will depute extra men to keep a tab on offenders,” he added.

On when the cameras would come up, he added that Dhanbad would open its third eye within this month.