Hyderabad: Hyderabad is gearing up for the Islamic month of Ramzan, and security is being beefed up with 1,500 policemen deployed across the city, a senior police official said today.

Surveillance would be enhanced and an additional 500 high-definition CCTV cameras installed apart from the thousands already present, Deputy Commissioner of Police (south zone) V Satyanarayana said. Two companies of RAF (rapid action force) would be deployed for the security of night-time shoppers and SHE teams to curb eve-teasing and chain-snatching, he said, adding that pickets would be posted in different markets for a month and patrolling would be done.

Meanwhile, City Commissioner Anjani Kumar addressed a coordination meeting organised by south zone police and assured them of cooperation from all police officials.