Fifteen closed circuit television cameras (CCTVs), costing about P18 million, are set to be installed in major streets in the city by next month.
This was disclosed by Bacolod City mayor Monico Puentevella during the regular meeting of the City Development Council, a release from the City Information Office said.
Puentevella said the installation of the CCTVs will enable a team to monitor the traffic situation in Bacolod for 24 hours and keep track of road accidents for proper deployment of both public and private rescue teams in the city.
?The city has already acquired CCTVs to be installed at our major streets that are prone to traffic especially in downtown Bacolod,? Puentevella added.
The Command Center will be placed at the Old City Hall in Luzuriaga Street for easy access to the public, while a widescreen LED display monitor will be installed for proper monitoring.
According to Puentevella, the Police and the Traffic Management Unit (TMU) personnel can right away view at the traffic situation everywhere through the facility.
Additional traffic lights will also be purchased to decongest traffic in other intersections in the city, Puentevella added. — PIA