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ZCO urges govt. to install CCTV cameras on highway

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By EMN Updated: Apr 06, 2021 9:51 pm
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Dimapur, April 6 (EMN): The Zeliangrong Civil Organisations (ZCO), comprising of  Zeliangrong Baudi, ZeliangrongYouth Front and Zeliangrong Students’ Union, has appealed to the state government to install Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras on the national highways, following the rise of hit-and-run accidents.

In a statement on Tuesday, the ZCO stated that hit and run cases on the national highways was ‘very frequent’ and the vehicles involved in incident “fled away and vanished without tracing”.

It said that the CCTVs would allow vehicles to be easily identified in the hit and run case and would make the drivers more alert and cautious while on the wheels.

“There are very few cases where vehicle owners and the suffered or aggrieved parties sometimes come to certain term of understanding and condition only when the vehicles involved in the incidents are caught red handed. But the rest of the vehicles which are not caught, fled away or unnoticed by the people in the incidents vanished and untraceable without considering the suffering of the injured persons or felt the sentiment of the deceased family members in case the person is found dead,” read the statement.

“The reckless and also driving vehicles under the influence of intoxicants are the main cause of hit and run cases. Insincerity and wild nature of the drivers on the wheels by not respecting the value of lives and felt the sentiment of the people particularly living on the stretch of the National Highways have inflicted enough and immense suffering without notice for the last many years,” it added.

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By EMN Updated: Apr 06, 2021 9:51:19 pm