HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: On the eve of New Year 2069, businesspersons and local clubs, with support from the Kathmandu Metropolitan City, police and a non-government organisation, have installed 25 CCTV cameras around New Road, Kathmandu. Police said the surveillance cameras were installed as part of the security measures adopted for the city’s business hub, which has sites of religious, cultural and historical significance. Of the cameras, 16 are fixed while others are mobile. Officials said the cameras will help maintain round-the-clock watch on movement of people and other activities in the area, with special focus on businesses, financial institutions.
Surveillance cameras have power backup to ensure operation even during power outages. The business community had been raising security concerns following a spate of robberies, snatching and shootings in the area.
President wishes happy new year
KATHMANDU: President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has wished Nepali people a happy New Year 2069. In a message, issued on the eve of the new year, Dr Yadav expressed hope the country will get a new statute on time to institutionalise Loktantra and establish peace.
The President underscored the need to deliver the constitution on time and gear up towards social and economic progress. Vice-President Parmanda Jha also extended best wishes to all Nepalis on the occasion and so did Nepali Congress and other major political parties.