Closed circuit television cameras and high mast lights are being installed at the newly-constructed Gurupriya Bridge in Maoist-hit Malkangiri district to ensure protection of the bridge in view of naxal threat.
At least six high resolution CCTV cameras are being installed to ensure protection of the bridge, built at a revised cost of over Rs 172 crore, Malkangiri Superintendent of Police Jagmohan Meena said.
Powerful high mast lights are also being put on the entire stretch of the 910-metre-long bridge, which will link 151 villages located in the cut off Chitrakonda area, the SP said.
The bridge will also help security forces during the ongoing anti-Maoist operation in the area, police said.
The control room of the CCTV cameras will be located at a Border Security Force (BSF) camp in Janbai ferry point to monitor movement of suspicious elements, including naxals in the area, the SP said.
Arun Kumr Sahu, executive engineer in the works department in Malkangiri, said work on the Gurupriya bridge has already been completed and the bridge, which was slated to be completed in September last year, is likely to be inaugurated shortly.
While work on the main bridge and the connecting road has been completed, some minor works are going on and the bridge would soon be thrown open for traffic, he said.
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