In the wake of increasing incidents of thefts in the four wings of the market, the Agricultural Produce Market Committee has decided to go high-tech by adopting integrated Security Management System (iSMS). The APMC market in Navi Mumbai is visited by around 2 lakh people including dealers and buyers daily. However, the market does not have a specialised security service with the traders from its four wings complaining of incidents of thefts. In a bid to secure the market, the APMC committee has planed an integrated Security Management System which will have WIMAX system. There will be digital surveillance system with close circuit cameras installed in every corner and at all the gates of the market so that security personnel can keep an eye on suspects if at all there are. Besides, all check posts will be connected with APMC control room. Apart from these systems, APMC is planning to connect all units in the market, spread over 72 hectres of land, with optical fibre connectivity and link them with its integrated information system. The service will enable traders to pay their bills and cess at their units itself. A proposal in this regard has been sent to the director of state government’s marketing department and the system is expected to be in place by the end of 2010. APMC vendors have expressed happiness at the security plan. With cameraperson Kala Jadhav, Vrushali Chitre for NMTV News.
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