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410 hi-tech vehicles flagged off to enhance efficiency of Punjab Police

Rs 426 crore to be spent on the upgrading of police infrastructure

410 hi-tech vehicles flagged off to enhance efficiency of Punjab Police

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Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, February 28

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann on Wednesday flagged off 410 new vehicles to upscale the efficiency of Punjab Police to maintain law and order.

Of 410 new vehicles, 274 are Mahindra Scorpios and 41 Isuzu Highlanders while 71 KIA Carens are being issued for PCR and ‘Dial 112’. TATA Tiago EV (electric vehicles) are being issued for the safety of women. With the arrival of these vehicles, the promptness and mobility of the police stations will increase, and the response time of the police will be improved. It has happened for the first time in the history of Punjab Police that Rs 150 crore have been spent on the purchase of vehicles in a single financial year.

Under the same series, 1,195 vehicles that have completed 15 years of life are being scraped, and new vehicles are being purchased in place of these condemned vehicles. In the first phase, 508 vehicles are being purchased at a cost of Rs 94.15 crore. In the second phase, 851 vehicles will be purchased in FY 2024-25 at a cost of Rs 75.42 crore. Apart from this, Rs 426 crore are being spent to modernise and strengthen the Punjab Police infrastructure. Similarly, the Punjab government has notified two new police stations — Kartarpur Corridor and IT City Mohali. A tender has been floated for the construction of the Kartarpur Corridor police station.

The Punjab government has released Rs 40 crore to Punjab Police to strengthen the security of the border areas, of which Rs 10 crore has been given for the renovation of police stations and Rs 10 crore for the purchase of modern vehicles. The government has sanctioned Rs 80 crore for strengthening the structure of police counter-intelligence and Rs 30 crore for the cybercrime structure. This will enhance the internal security arrangements and also curb the increasing number of cybercrime cases.

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