ABOUT 140 closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs) have been installed on Penang island and they are linked to the Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) control room and the northeast district police headquarters.
In a MPPP statement, the council said that the cameras also covered heritage areas in George Town such as Love Lane, Stewart Lane, Chulia Street and Campbell Street.
“We also built railings and planted shrubs to separate the walkway and the road.
“Besides that, new street lights and convex mirrors have also been installed at blind spots to provide safety for motorists where there is a lack of visibility, especially at curves and turns,” the statement said.
The council was responding to a Pinang Points article entitled ‘Work on the ‘feel safe’ factor’, which appeared in StarMetro North on Jan 21.