The Kathmandu Post, 25 Jan 2018
The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has set up 16 CCTV cameras and free Wi-Fi zones at four different public places.
Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya announced the facilities at a programme held at KMC ward-10 on Wednesday.
While 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.
“Apart from making our metropolis prosperous, we also need to make our city more secure and managed. I am ever committed to this task,” Shakya said at the event.
He also committed to expand the free Wi-Fi service throughout the metropolis by two years. Rajkumar KC, chairperson of KMC-10 said the ward had already installed eight CCTV cameras for security purpose.
“We were able to nab four thieves and hit and run suspects, thanks to those cameras,” he said, adding that the additional security cameras will further strengthen public safety and help curb sexual harassments and drug related crimes.
KC also said the entire ward will be equipped with CCTV cameras within a year.