Thiruvananthapuram: Security has been tightened at Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple here, which shot to fame after ancient treasures were found in its secret cellars and underground chambers.
   
As part of the multi-layered security system, 58 CCTV cameras would be installed at vital locations in and around the temple to ensure continuous surveillance.
   
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy formally inaugurated the security system, installed at a cost of Rs 1.5 crore, at a function here on Wednesday.
   
Speaking on the occasion, Chandy said the state government had provided "fool-proof security" to the temple. State-owned Keltron, which installed the CCTV security apparatus, would also provide training to police personnel to operate it, he said.
   
Utradom Thirunal Marthandavarama, head of the Travancore Royal Family which manages the temple, and DGP Jacob Punnoose were among those present on the occasion.
   
Invaluable jewels, ornaments, stone-studded crowns and many other costly curios were found in the temple's cellars, which remained shut for over a century.
   
The cellars were opened after an apex court gave a directive in May.

(Agencies)