Be careful ATM robbers in city like Chandigarh, Mohali etc., hours of darkness car jackers, chain snatchers and bootleggers.
In its bid to arrest the incidence of crimes in cities such as those involving snatching and car jacking by motorcycle driving youth or skirmishes at toll and duty barriers, Punjab Government have now introduced its new highway patrol vehicles, equipped with global positioning system (GPS) tracker and vehicle registration search device by Vehicle Tracking System provider with mobile applications.
The vehicles, 1014 manned by around 3,950 cop personnel, as part of night policing system (NPS) was launched by Punjab deputy CM Sukhbir Badal on Sunday.
“These new vehicles would give a fillip to hours of darkness commerce and trade, and provide a security umbrella to eating places, dhabas, eateries, street-hawkers, cafeteria, industrial labour and other last-shift employees such as doctors, nurses, call-centre employees, toll-barrier and excise barrier employees,” said Sukhbir, who also heads Punjab cop, as the state’s home minister.
The GPS tracker, called automatic vehicle locator (AVL) System, would return the location of these cop patrol vehicles on Google map at the Wifi-enabled terminals located in police stations.
The vehicle registration search device would be used to find details, including ownership and state registration, of any doubtful vehicle reported by the cop workforce on highway patrol vehicles.
The search device would use the database of vehicles collected under the VAHAN system of Union ministry of road transport and highways and Punjab’s own similar repository.
“One of the biggest benefits offered by cop vehicle tracking system is that security provides those in law enforcement, the ability to better deploy available units to fight crime more proficiently. This reduces crime, increases arrest rates, and decrease the amount of officer or civilian injuries. Another benefit offered by tracking cop officers with GPS security tracking system is the ability to locate missing or lost cop officers or their vehicles in the line of duty,” said Dinkar Gupta, ADGP (security, law and order), Punjab Police.
The coverage of NPS would extend to all entry and exit points, susceptible points, psychic institutions, and outlying residential colonies of all cities like Chandigarh, Mohali and major towns of the state.
More than 340 static points would also be covered each night. 7 highway patrol centres are also being set up either at state boundaries or accident-prone points.