Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday said Amritsar and Ludhiana would emerge as the state's first 'safe cities" with the finalisation of all formalities in this regard by January 2014.
During a review meeting with police officials here, Sukbir said the state government had chosen these two cities, which would be equipped with ultra-modern security devices under the 'safe city' project.
He said 466 locations had been identified in Amritsar for installing closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras under this project, while the survey in this regard was at an advanced stage in Ludhiana.
Reviewing the functioning of the '181' police helpline, Sukhbir asked the state police to make this service more responsive and accountable with timely delivery of justice.
He asked them to call back a minimum of 10 complainants daily so that proper feedback could be accessed.