If you find police in bomb suits at the Property Expo at the MMRDA Grounds later this week, don’t panic.
They won’t be hunting for bombs. The Mumbai police will be demonstrating the protective device they wear while defusing a bomb.
The police will showcase an array of gadgets and a few citizen-oriented schemes launched during the four day expo, starting on April 8.
The expo is an annual event organised by the Maharashtra Chambers of Housing Industry (MCHI) and serves as a guide to buyers about properties in Mumbai and elsewhere in the state.
More than 100 construction firms, including those promoted by the government, participate in the expo every year.
The purpose behind Mumbai police’s participation in the property fair is to create awareness among buyers of the dos and don’ts they should follow while purchasing a property.
“Apart from that, citizens will be given tips about how to keep the societies and flats safe from robbers, burglars,” said an officer who will be a part of the Mumbai police team that will participate at the expo.
Sunil Mantri, MCHI’s president-elect, said: “The police will be giving safety precautions to societies and buildings in the form of leaflets and discussions at the stall.”
Mantri added that other government agencies such as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority have also been allotted stalls on complementary basis during the expo.
Joint Commissioner of Police, Law and Order, Rajnish Seth said the idea of putting a Mumbai police stall at the property expo was to guide buyers in improving the security of their homes.