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Patiala to get high-tech control room to deal with crime in city

Rohit Chaudhary also launched a WhatsApp group, ‘Friends Cup’ for the safety of girl students.

punjab Updated: Aug 09, 2017 15:52 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Patiala
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ADGP Rohit Choudhary launching new mobile app in Patiala on Tuesday. (Bharat Bhushan/HT )

An ultra-modern police control room will be set up here to deal with crime and act promptly in emergency cases.

Speaking on the sidelines of his interaction session with girl students at Government Women College on Tuesday, Rohit Chaudhary, additional director general of police (law and order) Rohit Chaudhary said the control room will come up first in the city as a pilot project, and such control rooms will be set up in other cities subsequently keeping in view its success.

“The control room will have modern techniques so that police parties react and reach the spot of crime promptly. Besides, there is also a plan to spend at least Rs 1 crore in improving patrolling in the city,” Chaudhary said.

Meanwhile, Chaudhary also launched a WhatsApp group, ‘Friends Cup’ for the safety of girl students. He said besides principals of colleges, two teachers and five students will be part of the group, which will be administered by Kanwardeep Kaur, superintendent of police (traffic and community policing).

“Students can approach their teachers to immediately report any threats to them on the social media group, and prompt action will be initiated accordingly. The initiative has been launched under community policing of the Punjab Police so as to inject a sense of security among girl students,” Chaudhary said.

The ADGP said special measures are being taken at police stations so that women in distress can register their complaints without hesitation. “A special reception room will be constructed at police stations in the state and a permanent woman police constable will be deployed to ensure that women complainants can lodge their complaints easily,” the ADGP said.

Over the increasing traffic problem in the city, Chaudhary said electronic invoicing system will be started soon to effectively control the traffic, besides keeping tab on traffic rule violators. The ADGP also listened to the grievances of girl students related to security of women in public vehicles, including auto rickshaws and buses. Several students raised the issue pertaining to nuisance by bus conductors.

AS Rai, inspector general of police, Sukchain Singh Gill, deputy inspector general of police, S Bhoopati, senior superintendent of police and Chiranjeevi Kaur, principal of the collage, were also present on the occasion.

First Published: Aug 09, 2017 15:49 IST