Hubballi-Dharwad civic body ponders making CCTV mandatory in properties
Following the increase in crime rate, the Hubballi-Dharwad Municipal Corporation is mulling changing building bylaws under which owners of property having more than 2,400 sqft, apartments and commercial complexes must install CCTV cameras.
The subject is likely to be discussed in the next general body meeting of the HDMC on Tuesday. Speaking to media, Mayor SudhirSaraf confirmed that he would bring the issue before the HDMC general body meeting.
He said that CCTV cameras give a sense of security to commercial complexes, apartment management and residential property owners and prove handy in case of untoward incidents. “The corporation has no powers to take strict action against property owners if they don’t install cameras on their premises. To make cameras mandatory for properties, change in bylaw was required and the government has to give approval to it. Hence, to make appropriate changes, a resolution would be passed at the general body meeting and the same would be sent to the government to make changes in the bylaws,” he said.