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‘Entire capital to be brought under CCTV surveillance’

‘Entire capital to be brought under CCTV surveillance’

The entire capital city will be brought under Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras, aiming to control crimes and ensure proper traffic management.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal made the announcement while speaking as the chief guest at a meeting arranged by Nirapad Sarak Chai at Segunbagicha in the city on Saturday.

"We're working to make the capital a safe place to live. If we succeed, we will replicate our efforts in Chattogram and Rajshahi. We are working hard to achieve our goal. We can control crime and traffic management, by putting the entire capital under CCTV surveillance," he stated.

"Everyone wants to be safe on the road. I'd like it as well. We must change our mindset in order to achieve this.

We have to follow the rules of the road. On the road, we must wear seat belts and keep vehicle speeds under control," he said.

He claimed that awareness was far more important than enforcing laws. He believes that raising awareness will help to reduce the number of accidents and deaths.

The meeting was presided over by Liaquat Ali Lucky, director general (DG) of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), who stated that in order to reduce accidents, drivers and passersby must change their mindset.

Ilias Kanchan, founding President of Nirapad Sarak Chai, said, "We have to abide by road safety laws. We all have to work to reduce accidents. "

He demanded that the government implement 111 recommendations on safe roads.