Electronic surveillance will be in place at ATM kiosks within the next six months in order to further enhance security, State Bank group chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya said.
“We are looking at new initiatives to improve ATM security and have already started working out an electronic security surveillance system,” Ms Bhattacharya told reporters after attending State Bank of Travancore’s CSR function.
Stating that a number of vendors had already made presentations, she said, “We would be able to put this in place in next six months.”
Basically, it was to ensure security inside and outside ATM kiosks with a flip signal by which one could remotely either lock the centre or switch off the ATM, she said.
Members from ruling and opposition benches in the Maharashtra Legislative Council asked the government to provide relief to residents of the Campa Cola Society in Mumbai, who have been directed to vacate their illegally built flats. Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar signalled the Cabinet’s involvement and assured the Council that he would convey members’ sentiments to the chief minister Prithviraj Chavan. Leader of the Opposition, Vinod Tawde (BJP), raised the issue; BJP MLC Ashish Shelar suggested that government seek the help of the newly-appointed attorney general Mukul Rohatgi.
The residents are hopeful that they will be able to save their houses from demolition even though the deadline for vacating flats has passed.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, the local civic body, has said it would move the Supreme Court if the residents of 96 illegal flats did not vacate.
Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has issued notices to 46 building managements housing more than 700 diamond units in Mahidharpura area for non-compliance with safety measures and not installing proper safety mechanism.
SMC has asked the office-bearers and owners to comply with requisite safety measures and install fire safety systems under National Building Code (NBC) by June 2014.
“Those who fail to comply will face severe action including disconnection of water supply and even electricity connections would be cut off,” said chief fire officer Panda Patel.