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Gurgaon to get additional traffic personnel, a DCP for Manesar industrial area

The chief minister also approved the proposal to set up a headquarters of a state-level task force to tackle organised and heinous crime in Gurgaon.

gurgaon Updated: Jul 05, 2017 23:22 IST
Abhishek Behl
The proposal to convert sanctioned police posts into regular posts, besides converting 1,200 posts of constables into those of sub-inspectors was also approved. The last measure would be effective in the entire state.
The proposal to convert sanctioned police posts into regular posts, besides converting 1,200 posts of constables into those of sub-inspectors was also approved. The last measure would be effective in the entire state. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

In a major boost to policing in Gurgaon, the Haryana government on Wednesday sanctioned new posts for the beleaguered traffic police department, apart from approving the post of a DCP in Manesar area.

The proposal to convert sanctioned police posts into regular posts, besides converting 1,200 posts of constables into those of sub-inspectors was also approved. The last measure would be effective in the entire state.

The decisions were taken in a statewide meeting chaired by chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Chandigarh and attended by top officials, including additional chief secretary, home, Ram Niwas and DGP BS Sandhu .

The chief minister also approved the proposal to set up a headquarters of a state-level task force to tackle organised and heinous crime in Gurgaon.

The force will be headed by an IGP level officer, who will be given wide powers to check the widening net of organised crime in the state.

It was also decided that a reward of Rs 1 lakh would be given to any one providing information leading to the arrest of purse and chain snatchers in the state.

The move comes in the wake of rising number of cases pertaining to chain snatching across the state, particularly Gurgaon.

He also approved the proposal to convert sanctioned police posts into regular posts, besides converting 1,200 posts of constables into those of sub-inspectors.

Khattar also gave the go-ahead for the creation of new posts of traffic police constables for Panchkula, Faridabad and Gurgaon.

In the meeting, the CM also directed the state police to ensure that CCTV cameras of the highest quality are installed across cities to boost surveillance. He said the police should ensure that third-party audits of the cameras and the security setup are conducted.

Giving special directions for maintaining social harmony in the state, Khattar said close vigil would be maintained on social and caste-based issues.

Police were also directed to make arrangements for a mobile petrol pump along the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) and Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal (KGP) expressways to facilitate the commuters, on the pattern of the one that is operational in Bengaluru, Karnataka.