In many countries in the world, people hardly can get away with crimes committed within the range of CCTV (close-circuit television) cameras. Following them, it was long expected that Dhaka city would go under video surveillance. However, bringing the entire city under CCTV cameras has not yet come into a reality. Already installed cameras are also in a sorry state. Thousands of cameras were reportedly procured, some of which were installed at prime locations of the capital city. Unfortunately, most of those cameras became inoperative within months of installation.
There is no point in installing the cameras for security purposes if most of these are not in working order. There should be no short cuts or lapse in the maintenance of safety and security of the people. We urge the authorities concerned to bring the entire Dhaka city under video surveillance so that streets crimes can be curbed here to a great extent.
Abu Elias Linkon,
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