The 520-metre long bridge across Campbell Canal was brought under the CC camera surveillance by the Krishna police, keeping an eye on the strategic entry into a range of tourist spots, including confluence point of river Krishna into the Bay of Bengal and moderately dense mangrove forest cover.

The vehicular movement as well as movements of outsiders, mostly tourists, are good in number at the bridge as the distance between Machilipatnam and Hamsaladeevi will come down by 15 kilometres. The bridge, a World Bank project under the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project, is located between Bhavanipuram village in Machilipatnam mandal and Ullipalem village in Koduru mandal in Krishna district.

Despite the Rs. 100 crore project is yet to be inaugurated by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, the vehicular movement is being allowed on the bridge for the convenience of locals as well as tourists.

“In the perspective of crime prevention, the bridge is the most important location to keep an eye on. We have decided to record the movements of everything that passes through the bridge 24×7,” Avanigadda Deputy Superintendent of Police Pothuraju told
The Hindu

Comprehensive view

In the case of movement of the people associated with the aqua industry, tourists particularly, youth and couple who prefer this route on the two-wheelers, the 24×7 watch would ensure them a safe journey and movements. As many as four directions have been selected to cover the entire view and approach roads through the CC camera surveillance at the bridge. The CC cameras were installed on Friday under the aegis of the Avanigadda Sub-Divisional police.

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