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Central team showers praise on UP 100, women powerline

 A team of senior IPS officers led by BPRD DG Meera Chadha Borwankar visited UP 100 office on Friday to study the project. 

lucknow Updated: Apr 22, 2017 15:26 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
UP 100,Women powerline,SP government
The UP 100 service was launched by the SP government.(File Photo)

The Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD), a central government organisation, will urge other states to replicate the integrated emergency service UP 100 run by the UP police. The 1090 women powerline service also came in for praise.

Both UP 100 service and 1090 women powerline were launched by Akhilesh Yadav led SP government in state.

A team of senior IPS officers led by BPRD DG Meera Chadha Borwankar visited UP 100 office on Friday to study the project.

Later, Borwankar told reporters the UP 100 project, with technology of international standards, was serving citizens in urban and rural areas. The new government should continue with the service, she said.Within 100 days of its launch, around 10 lakh complaints were lodged with UP 100, indicating the people’s faith in the system.

The UP 100 service virtually brought the administration to the doorstep of the people, she said.

During a presentation by the police and the home department on Thursday, chief minister Yogi Adityanath had stressed on strengthening the UP 100 emergency call service. He had also said people lodging complaints on UP 100 should not be harassed. To check crime, local intelligence units should be strengthened, he said.

Borwankar also praised the UP 1090 women powerline service launched by the state police. Since its launch, the service has played important role in checking harassment of women. The victims were given instant justice by UP-1090 service, she said.

Additional director general, Traffic, Anil Agarwal had made a presentation about the UP 100 project at BPRD headquarters in New Delhi on January 13. A detailed report of the project was submitted to the National Police Mission.

The officers of NPM were also present during the inspection. The NPM was established in 2005 to meet the new security challenges. It aims to equip police with material, intellectual and organisational resources.

Around 150 police officers across the country have been selected for eight micro missions run by the NPM. Its focus is on community policing, human resources development, infrastructure development and gender crime.

First Published: Apr 22, 2017 15:26 IST

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