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Jamshedpur: Seven new watch towers and outposts for 24-hour monitoring


Move aimed at regulating vehicular traffic and preventing crime

Jamshedpur, Nov 28: To monitor movement of vehicles and prevent crime incidents, the city police have decided to come up with watchtowers and new outposts. Each watchtower will be manned by two police personnel.

Moreover, the police will soon embark on the task of establishing a couple of additional outposts to regulate vehicular traffic and prevent crime.

Special teams will also be monitoring the movement of persons who will be involved in diverting the attention of the people and trying to commit theft.

As per the plans, police outposts and watch towers will be built at a total of seven places including the roads leading to and from the city. These towers will be constructed in three months. According to sources, Rs 3.31 crore will be spent on the project. Seven places have been selected for the construction of the watch tower.

A police official informed that new outposts and watch towers will be built here Sonari Domuhani- Dobo Bridge, Adityapur Kadma- Adityapur Toll Bridge, Bistupur- Adityapur Kharkai Bridge, Dimna Chowk Pardih Chowk and Sakchi roundabout MGM College.

“ The idea is to keep a vigil on the movement of vehicles. Moreover, since there is a continuous movement of VVIPs, there are a dozen small and big companies including Tata Steel, UCIL, Atomic Energy Center, NML and major institutions. To ensure their security, there is a plan to set up new outposts and watch towers for 24 hour monitoring. We have already made an action plan. This work will be completed by the nodal agency Rural Special Division,” said the official.

He went on to add that the need for establishing outposts was felt as these locations were considered to be a potential accident-prone hot-spot.  “Further, the locations witness a dense volume of vehicular movements from various locations throughout,” said a senior police officer.

The upcoming outposts would be equipped with surveillance cameras to establish the identity of vehicles involved in hit-and-run cases, they said. It would be manned by police personnel in shifts round-the-clock.

Police personnel will man the towers on a shift basis. They will be provided with binoculars to monitor the movement of vehicles and crowds. If they spot anyone moving about suspiciously, they will alert the policemen on the ground through the wireless communication system,” said a senior police officer. Police personnel on the tower can spot them easily using the binoculars and hand them over to police,” adds the officer.

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