CCTVS TO BE INSTALLED IN THIMPHU
With the proposal to procure more CCTV (closed-circuit television) cameras and electric patrol cars, the crime rate in Thimphu is expected to drop by the end of this fiscal year.
The Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs proposed two solutions to reduce crime by 10% annually in 2017-18. They proposed for electric patrol cars and additional budget to install CCTV cameras in Thimphu. It was proposed during the ministry’s midterm review of the Annual Performance Agreement last week.
Thimphu has the highest crime rate with 58.8% of the total crime cases.
The Ministry proposed six electric patrol cars, of which three would be stationed in Thimphu and one each in Paro, Phuentsholing and Gelephu police stations.