Sunday, September 26, 2021

Police launch 40 GPS-fitted bikes for strict vigil in festive season

Jamshedpur : City police on Friday handed over 40 bikes along with GPS enabled mobile sets and wireless sets (walkie-talkie) which would be used by around 160 jawans for special patrolling during puja. Each of the bike is having a particular serial number for easy identification in police control room.

City SP Prashant Anand said that the police are taking every step to ensure peaceful festive season. He said:“As per our plans each of the bikes would be used at a time by two jawans (one rider and another pillion) in two shifts in a day. Each of the bike has a GPS (global positioning system) enabled mobile which would help us in identifying the locations of the bike-borne jawans.

The location of the jawans would be monitored at the composite control room (CCR) in Sakchi and any information about crime would be relayed quickly to the jawans through their mobile nearest to the spot so that they reach the spot quickly”.

According to information, the real time monitoring of jawans will also help the senior police officials keep a tab on them. The mobile phones number assigned for each bike will be displayed at the composite control room.

“ The advancement of real time monitoring through GPS tracking at computers installed in the control room would help us keep a tab on their movements. If they violate command and delay in reaching the spot they would be taken to task on the basis of their GPS tracking record. These would make them more accountable and responsible in crime patrol,” admitted city SP.

In case the GPS device or the mobile is damaged in a mishap or sabotaged, an alarm will automatically be sounded in the control room.

The bike-borne jawans will also be equipped with a revolver and a carbine (self loading rifle) and will have their assigned patrol number written in large letters on the front portion of their bike.

The senior police officer said that the bikes have been fitted with megaphones, wireless sets, and sirens. He pointed out two cops equipped with advanced pistol and rifles will be riding each of the bikes similar to the motorcops found in the metros.

The introduction of high-speed motorcycles has brought relief to the city residents. “We hope that the new system will certainly help cops to contain anti-social activities and help move at narrow lanes on their bikes,” said Radheshyam Agrawal, a trader of Sakchi.

Notably, of late there has been a spurt in the crime of loot, snatching, eve-teasing and drunk-driving at the steel city. The people, especially the women and girls are not safe as the criminals and other miscreants have a free run committing loot and snatching with impunity.

“Whenever, we get emergency calls we will alert the nearby mobile patrolling motorbike unit. In case of snatching, they will chase the criminals, and for accidents or road blockades, they will try to sort the matter on the spot or inform the police station about the situation,” said he noted.

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