Kathmandu, January 29, 2018: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has set up 16 CCTV cameras and free Wi-Fi zones at four different public places of Kathmandu. At a program held at KMC Ward number 10 on Wednesday, Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya announced the facilities to be provided by the KMC regarding the CCTV surveillance and free Wi-Fi zones in the ward number 10 of Kathmandu.
The free Wi-Fi service has been started in Chhaku Paku Mandir (Baneshwor Park), Sano Gaucharan, Thapa Gaun Chowk and Seto Ganesh Mandir in Buddhanagar . The CCTV cameras have been installed along the 1km stretch from Simrik Pool of Rudramati River to Ratnarajya School of KMC-10.
Speaking at the event launch, Bidya Sundar Shakya committed to expand free Wi-Fi service throughout the capital by next two years. Shakya said , “Apart from making our metropolis prosperous, we also need to make our city more secure and managed. We were able to nab four thieves and hit and run suspects, thanks to those cameras.” The additional security cameras will further build up public safety and help curb sexual harassment and drug related crimes.
Rajkumar KC, Chairperson of KMC-10 said the ward had already installed eight CCTV cameras for security purpose. KC also said the entire ward will be equipped with CCTV cameras within a year.