In a bid to reduce the increasing number of accidents and rising crime rate along the access controlled Kundli- Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway, the Gurgaon police on Tuesday received 15 vehicles from auto major Maruti Suzuki as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative.
Also, The Haryana government has a plan to construct five police stations, three police posts and 15 police assistance booths along the KMP Expressway.
The vehicles include two Ertiga interceptors, two Maruti Eeco ambulances and 11 Ertiga PCR vans that would be used as patrol vehicles to keep a check on the 52-km operational part of the KMP Expressway between Manesar and Palwal.
Gurgaon police commissioner Sandeep Khirwar, IG (traffic ) south range Mamta Singh and executive director of Maruti Suzuki CS Raju, flagged off the convoy of vehicles presented by Maruti to the Haryana police.
Maruti management presented ceremonial keys to senior officials.
Joint commissioner of police, Gurgaon, Sibash Kabiraj in his address said these vehicles would help in checking speeding and also heinous crimes in the area. “There is an immediate need for more police presence on this highway as it has few facilities to refuel and get medical help as most of it is elevated,” he said.
As per the plan devised by police, three PCR vans, an ambulance and interceptor each would be allotted to Palwal district. Five PCR vans, an interceptor and ambulance each would be deployed in Mewat, and Gurgaon will get three PCR vans.
The KMP Expressway passes through Palwal, Mewat, Gurgaon and Sonepat districts. It is 135-km long and the remaining 83 km is likely to be operational by December 2018.
Mamta Singh said the new vehicles would augment the capacity of police to monitor highway traffic and provide medical help. “I travel on this road daily and there is no doubt that lot more enforcement is needed to keep things safe,” she said.
Maruti officials also assured the police department that more such measures would be in the offing under their CSR initiative. “Road safety and improved traffic management are the causes that Maruti stands for and
we will support the police department in future too,”
Khirwar, meanwhile, said despite facing resource constraints, the department had tried to deliver the maximum. “These initiatives help the police department in reaching out to more people in its effort to provide a safe environment. I hope more corporate firms come forward like this,” Khirwar said.
As part of the police station construction plan, in the first phase, one police station and three police assistance booths would be established in Palwal district, and one police station and six police assistance booths in Mewat district along the completed stretch of KMP
In the second phase, one police station, one police post and two police assistance booths each would be established in Gurgaon, Jhajjar and Sonepat districts.