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CCTV camera installation starts on Goa beaches

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

Installation of CCTV cameras on Goa's beaches had started and the first phase would cover the coastline of North Goa, tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said today.

The had obtained funds for this drive under the Union Government's Swadesh Darshan scheme, he told PTI.

The first phase of the work, covering the coastline between Sinquerim to Keri, which includes popular Calangute and Baga beaches, was underway, while approval for the second phase covering Panaji-Canacona area was awaited, he said.

"We plan to set up special control rooms for monitoring CCTV footage at variousTourist Information Centres. CCTVs cameras will be made mandatory for beach shack operators too," the minister said.

Last year about 63.30 lakh domestic tourists and 6.80 lakh foreign tourists visited the coastal state.

"Safety measures at hotels, tourist spots are now visible. Deployment of 100-odd Reserve Battalion force andover600 lifeguards along the coast, special women taxi service andCCTV cameras are adding more impetus to safety measures," said Ajgaonkar.

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First Published: Wed, April 19 2017. 13:42 IST