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Gurgaon police go high-tech

The Gurgaon police is finally trying to bring in some high-tech order into its style of functioning.

india Updated: Jan 24, 2006 01:54 IST

The Gurgaon police is finally trying to bring in some high-tech order into its style of functioning. Among the new incentives include an eagle eye to monitor incidents like the Honda workers problem, recording of conversations between caller and responders at police helpline number 100, high-speed internet connectivity and new control centres fully equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS).

The new equipments for the force in Haryana and Faridabad comes at a cost of Rs 20 crore.

"This is for the first time in India that conversations between the person calling 100 at a police control room and the responder would be recorded in Gurgaon and Faridabad. We have prepared the software that would keep all the action-taken record of the calls made at the PCR, and the callers would be informed about the follow-up action. The proposal for this as well as for faster-than-broadband connectivity, radio-trunking and GPS centre which would cost us Rs 10 crore. The amount has been approved in principle by the Haryana Government," Mohinder Lal, IGP Gurgaon Range covering five districts of Faridabad, Rewari, Mewat, Mahendergarh and Gurgaon told HT.

The IGP said that this was being done to make the police network more competent especially in crime-prone areas of Gurgaon and Faridabad. Drawing lessons from the bitter experience of mismanagement of the Honda workers unrest in July last year, the Haryana Police has decided get all such cases and others such as group clashes, fire incidents and traffic problems covered by their own cameras.

"We have plans to introduce a technology called Canopy System with the help of which we would not only be able to have a live view of the incident but we can also issue appropriate directions to the concerned officers on the field. This would fetch us an extra Rs 10 crore, for which we are seeking green signal from the high command," said the IGP. The GPS, which Gurgaon police is going to have installed on all its PCR vans numbering about 50 ,will be for the time being controlled by a Delhi-based centre. "Though we have outsourced the control system but we are planning to have our own setup soon,”Lal added.

First Published: Jan 24, 2006 01:54 IST