CCTVS TO BE IN­STALLED IN THIM­PHU

Business Bhutan - - Nation -

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.

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