Bhubaneswar, March 25 -- There is resentment at all levels over the defunct CCTV cameras installed at multiple locations in Kendrapara town.

Out of the total 38 CCTV cameras, only one is functioning while the remaining 37 others are lying defunct, sources said.

Surprisingly, some CCTVs have also been stolen and the police officials in Kendrapara are allegedly controlling the crime and maintaining law and order with the help of just one camera.

Sources said the CCTV cameras were installed at sensitive locations in the town in October 2019. But without proper maintenance, everything has slowly come to a standstill. The project, whose cost was over Rs 15 lakh, has completely failed.

"38 CCTV cameras were installed in the city. I think on...