Smart policing is the new motto of the Madhya Pradesh police, and under this the police are launching “100 Lagaao Police Bulaao (dial 100, call police)” scheme from August 15 this year.
Making this announcement at a “Meet the press” programme at the police control room, state home minister Babulal Gaur said the scheme’s aim is to provide prompt help to those in need anywhere in the state.
Gaur said a total of 800 SUV vehicles will be deployed under the initiative in all the 51 districts and a command centre will be set up in Bhopal.
The minister said these vehicles will be on road 24 hours and more than 4,000 policemen will be deployed under the scheme.
“There will be three levels of control systems –the police station level, headquarters level and main control,” said Gaur.
The home minister further said that in city areas the vehicle will reach the caller in five minutes while in rural areas the vehicles will reach the spot in 30 minutes.
The central command centre will be established in Bhopal and if a caller calls this number the command centre will immediately transfer the matter to the nearest police vehicle. The vehicles will be GPS enabled.
“This scheme will definitely make the city secure for women, children and elderly people,” added the home minister.
The vehicles and the drivers will be taken on rent and policemen will man these vehicles.
The latest measure comes as the state police try to improve its functioning. In February this year, the state government gave its nod to create 5,000 posts of different cadres in the police department. The posts are to be created under the Police Integrated Force Augmentation Scheme.
Police are launching “100 Lagao Police Bulao” scheme from August 15 this year
Over 800 SUVs will be on road 24 hours and more than 4,000 policemen will be deployed under the scheme
In the city the vehicle will reach the caller in five minutes while in rural areas vehicles will reach the spot in 30 minutes