Mumbai, Powai, 16 Dec 2020: Ward 122 Nominated Corporator Shrinivas Tripathi spearheaded the first phase of what he has described as a flagship ‘safety and security’ drive in Powai, with the instalment of CCTV cameras in the Suburb. The inauguration of the first round of CCTV installations was held in Powai’s Jal Vayu Vihar Co-Housing Society and Hiranandani Foundation School.
The opening ceremony was flagged off by eminent Indian Armed Forces veterans on the occasion of Vijay Diwas 2020, marking the 49th anniversary of India’s watershed victory in the 1971 Indo-Pak War for the liberation of Bangladesh.
Speaking about the initiative Corporator Tripathi said, “Our suburb has seen a spate in petty thefts and chain snatching, prompting us to take the necessary precautionary measures. We have installed our first batch of cameras at the Tea point near Jal Vayu Vihar and SM Shetty College. While the second has been fitted near Hiranandani Foundation school."
"The CCTV feed will directly be monitored by the Powai Police Station aiding and empowering our police personnel to take more swift actions against perpetrators.” Added Tripathi.
“We aim to install CCTV camera’s all across Powai in a bid to crack down on petty crimes and ensure resident safety. ” added the Corporator. When asked about why the inauguration was held at Jal Vayu Vihar he said, “Jal Vayu Vihar is the home to Powai's Indian Armed Forces veterans and on the occasion of Vijay Diwas, commemorating the the ‘71 War, a conflict in which many of our Powai veterans have fought in.”
“The event was held in their honour as a tribute to their service, ensuring the safety and security of our country while in uniform. It was truly an honour for us to ensure the safety of those who have served to ensure our safety and security all their life.” Further added Tripathi. The event at Jal Vayu Vihar was led by Commander Mani Thomas, a distinguished veteran of the Indian Navy.
Speaking about the initiative Cdr. Thomas said, “The CCTV coverage will help in halting crime of mobile and purse snatching. The speeding vehicle menace too will soon stop. I am sure residents of Jal Vayu Vihar will join me in thanking the concerned for this initiative.” The inauguration at Hiranandani Foundation School was flagged off by citizen activist Priya Mohan.
Several prominent residents and Indian Naval and Airforce veterans from Powai were in attendance of today's event and have cited their satisfaction towards the initiative. More cameras are to be installed in the coming months.