|JMC, JDA, Housing Board must fix gates in all colonies for safety: BJP|
Early Times Report
JAMMU, Dec 5: Expressing his concern over rising incidents of theft, violence, vehicle lifting and people throwing trash in residential colonies of Jammu, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State Executive Member Raman Suri today urged Government to direct Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), Jammu Development Authority (JDA) and J&K Housing Board (JKHB) to fix gates at the entrances and exits of all housing colonies to make them gated colonies for safety of people. In a statement issued here, Raman Suri said that on the pattern of Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Punjab, Mumbai and other bigger cities, all residential colonies in Jammu should also be gated so that entrances and exits are properly monitored. These colonies should also be fitted with CCTV cameras to keep an eye on the movement of anti-social elements. He said that people feel unsafe since all the colonies like Karan Nagar, Gandhi Nagar, Channi Himmat, Shastri Nagar, Roop Nagar and the like are open from all sides due to which anti-social elements carry out their illegal activities anytime and escape without coming into notice of anyone or the law enforcing agencies. One such horrible incident in Trikuta Nagar had shaken the entire Jammu some time back, where an entire family was killed by goons. Raman Suri said that even small localities in old Jammu City like Kachi Chawni, Raghunath Pura, Jain Bazar, Pakka Danga, Peer Mitha and areas adjacent to Residency Road should be gated for the safety and security of people. He said that wherever people want to fix gates or CCTVs of their own, they must be encouraged or else JMC must put such security measures in place for the convenience of commoners. Expressing his concern over rising incidents of vehicle lifting and theft in people's homes, Raman Suri said that such Security measures like fixing gates and CCTVs will also help police identify the culprits and the gated colonies will help win confidence of masses. Situation in Jammu has reached a point where several youngsters are working outside the UT and colonies need safety measures, he said, adding that gated colonies will serve that purpose.