Panaji, July 05 (IBNS) Goa police are ensuring water tight security on important tourist locations by installing CCTV cameras, which would be monitored 24X7.
A proposal to install more than 100 CCTV cameras at important areas across the state is being readied by the police department for submitting to the Centre for approval.
Superintendents of police in both the districts have identified certain spots where CCTV cameras are a must.
Places including popular beaches like Anjuna, Calangute, Baga, Candolim, Arambol, Palolem; Old Goa – a world heritage town and other vital locations have been listed for the surveillance.
A senior police officer said a draft proposal is in the final stages of its completion for submission to the State Home Department, which if accepted, it will be forwarded to the Union Ministry for Home Affairs for approval.
“It will be a best deterrent against criminal acts especially because several incidents are reported against women, elderly citizens and foreign tourists,” SP (headquarters) Arvind Gawas said.
The British high commission in India has recently warned the Britons visiting the state after several incidents of crime and asked them to be wary of bag-snatching, robberies and sexual assault.
Way back in 2010, Russia had threatened to issue an advisory in the wake of alleged rape of a minor Russian girl at a beach in North Goa.
Foreign women are exposed to risk of molestation and even sexual abuse. Several cases of cheating are also reported during the tourist season.