Surveillance cameras to check terrorism, crimes in Goa:FM

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Panaji, Mar 26 (UNI) Suspicious characters will be under the scanner of state-of-the-art security cameras under the ''surveillance project'' envisaged to provide the Goan citizens with safety and security from the new fiscal.

''Considering looming clouds of terrorism threats in the country, increasing vehicular traffic, thefts and crimes, the government has proposed to implement the project through the information technology department,' Finance Minister Dayanand Narvekar told the State Legislative Assembly while presenting the budget for 2008-09 today.

He further said the government had requested the Centre to sanction raising of an additional India Reserve Police Batallion even as the state had decided to set up Coastal Security Police Force for which Rs.6.25 crores had been earmarked in the budget.

At the sametime, he said, setting of Coastal Police Station at Siolim was initiated while another at Betul was tendered for.

Estimates are being prepared for a coastal police station at Hrbour.

The government had budgeted Rs 6 crores for modernisation of the police force which required infrastructure, modern equippment,arms and ammunition besides vehicles,he said.

''There will not be any compromise on maintaining law and order and social order with the state assuring surety for all including tourists and women,'' he said.

Whatever untoward incidents take place in Goa, it gets immediate attention as no one wants this beautiful land to fall prey to any-destructive and anti-social forces, Mr Narvekar added.

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