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Assam Government has made the decision to put up to 2,000 CCTV cameras in Guwahati soon in an effort to maintain public safety.

This decision was made during a review meeting on Wednesday at the Assam Police Headquarters in Guwahati, which was presided over by the state’s chief minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma.

“The government has deiced to install 2,000 CCTV cameras across Guwahati. This step has been taken for providing safety to the general public amid increasing crimes in the city. CCTVs have been made mandatory in all organizations consisting more than five employees. We will soon start the tender filing process,” said Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Ashok Singhal in a statement to the media following the meeting.

The urban affairs minister added that anyone who throws their trash somewhere other than the specified locations will be caught on camera.

Further, Singhal provided more information regarding the street lighting system, saying, “The government will release a tender of Rs 50-55 crores for the street light facility across Guwahati.”

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