CCTV cameras have recently been deployed in Thamel, the primary tourist hub in the federal capital of Kathmandu.
The initiative to install these cameras was spearheaded by the Thamel Tourism Development Council (TTDC), with support from the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) and the Kathmandu Valley Police Office Ranipokhari.
Bhabishwor Sharma, Chairman of the TTDC, emphasized that the installation of CCTV cameras aims to enhance the cleanliness, aesthetics, safety, and overall organization of Thamel by fortifying peace and security in the area. A total of 112 CCTV cameras are planned for installation along key thoroughfares within Thamel, including Lainchaur Marg, Chhetrapati Marg, Nursing Chowk Marg, Bhagwati Bahal Marg, Chaksibari Marg, Sath ghumti Marg, JP Line Marg, and Tourism Marg.
Prior to implementation, a collaborative effort involving representatives from the Metropolis Police, Kathmandu Valley Police Office, and TTDC conducted a thorough study to determine the strategic locations for the CCTV cameras.
Vice President of the Thamel Tourism Development Council, Sahadev Dhamala (Bimal), noted that the installation of CCTV cameras is progressing under the council’s guidance to curb criminal activities in Thamel. The council, established in 2047 for the development of the Thamel area, boasts a membership of over 2,000 house owners and businessmen actively contributing to the ongoing development initiatives in Thamel.