CET-Rio reported that cable theft remains high in the Greater Tijuca region. There was a loss of R$ 55 thousand in cables stolen in July and R$ 39 thousand in August.
CET-Rio’s maintenance teams are working to solve this type of vandalism, which, in several places, is recurrent, that is, the material is replaced one day and the next day it is stolen again.
Deputy Mayor Wagner Coe, concerned about the high rate of thefts and the negative impact of these criminal actions in the region, asked CET-Rio for greater attention to Grande Tijuca and agility in the attendance: “We have carried out daily inspections, detected problems and immediately reported them to the agencies involved, trying to minimize the problems generated by theft of cables and traffic controllers. We know the seriousness of the problem and we seek to collaborate with the work of the police, reporting the occurrences and suggesting strategic actions to inhibit this crime.“, says Deputy Mayor Wagner Coe.
CET-Rio informed the Municipality of Grande Tijuca that it has been implanting claws in the controllers and concrete the boxes where the traffic lights are located, in order to avoid this type of vandalism, which had a significant increase in 2019, when it had a loss of BRL 567,781.28, compared to the year 2022, which in the period from January to August alone, has already caused a loss of BRL 3,164,649.85 to public coffers.