The Royal Thai Police is planning to increase street lighting and install 50,000 more CCTV cameras across 283 ‘danger areas’ throughout Bangkok in a bid to beef up security and reduce crime.

Acting Police chief Police General Watcharapol Prasarnrachakit met with representatives from 88 police stations, 50 district offices, and the Metropolitan Electricity Authority to come up with measures to increase security in the capital.

They agreed to install more street lights and CCTV cameras in areas that are ridden with crime, mostly in crowded communities. The installation is expected to take at least 60 days.

Meanwhile, the police will also deploy more personnel to patrol dangerous areas in a bid to reduce criminal activities relating to bodily assaults and robbery.-VNA