Dakshina Kannada district in-charge Minister U T Khader stated that the Karnataka state government is arrangements to fix the metal gates and surveillance cameras on the roads important to and from the border with Kerala, across the coastal area, to stop illegal transport of sand, drugs and to stop vehicle robbery.
While talking to the media, Minister said that “The gates and the CCTV cameras will help in regulating the sand and drug mafia. It is yet to be decided by the government, whether to deploy police or home guards at the border along with the CCTV.”
He also said that CCTV cameras fixed will record the activities of every vehicle going by the border, which in turn help in controlling any asymmetry.
The district management of Dakshina Kannada districts has been advised to prepare an action plan on inter-state border security at all the twenty crossings among the Karnataka and Kerala.
Across with Dakshina Kannada district Kodagu, Mysuru and few parts of chamarajanagar district also share their border with Kerala.