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* Sri Lanka's transport commission decides to install CCTV cameras in private buses
Sun, Jan 13, 2013, 02:30 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 13, Colombo: The National Transport Commission (NTC) of Sri Lanka has decided to install Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras inside private buses.

The Commission has reportedly taken this decision following numerous complaints received from commuters.

NTC Chairman Roshan Gunawardena has said the decision has been approved by Private Transport Minister C.B. Ratnayake.

Gunawardena has observed that the installation of a CCTV camera inside a bus would cost Rs. 45,000-50,000 and two thirds of the cost is to be borne by the NTC.

The cameras will be installed inside all private buses in the country before March 31. A special control room will be set up at the NTC, to receive data from the CCTV cameras via GPRS technology, according to the Chairman.

The NTC has reportedly received complaints related to violence against women, sexual harassment, insensitive and indifferent treatment meted to the differently abled or injured, pregnant women and the clergy, particularly non-Buddhist clergy, not getting seats reserved for them and the constant danger of having one's pocket picked.



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