In light of the rising crime situation in the twin cities of Ghaziabad and Gautam Budh Nagar, the state police officials have decided to deploy additional police forces and specially trained commandos in the twin cities ahead of the Commonwealth Games.
UP Additional Director General (ADG, Law & Order) Brij Lal, admitted that crime was on the rise in the twin cities. "Robbery, vehicle-thefts and murders have risen in recent past in the twin cities," Lal told reporters at a press conference in Noida on Saturday.
The forces and commandos, who will arrive in September, are expected to be well-versed with the geographical conditions of the area, officials said. Importantly, the Noida-expressway will witness the CWG trial cycling event and the security measures were much needed amidst the rising crime situation.
As a number of foreign tourists are expected to visit the twin cities during the Games, state police officials have approved a budget of Rs 5 lakh each for personality development for the officials of the twin cities.
In this connection, 1,000 personnel, including Sub-Inspectors, Head constables and constables, each from Ghaziabad and Gautam Budh Nagar, would undergo a personality enhancement and English language courses from a private university.
Ghaziabad Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Raghubir Lal said the budget has received final approval from the state officials and training is expected to commence soon.
"The personality development courses will help police officials to behave politely and welcome the foreign visitors to UP," ADG said.
To reduce the response time in case of crime, a high-tech Global Positioning System (GPS)-based police control room has come up at Surajpur in Greater Noida.
Simultaneously, a police control room in Ghaziabad has already stated functioning. The control-rooms are expected to reduce the police response time by less than 5 minutes in case of crime.
The police in Faridabad has also tightened the noose around the cyber cafe and STD/PCO owners besides taxi owners who do not keep track of their customers/passengers.