Patna: Katihar has become second district in the state after Patna where the policemen will patrol the streets with GPS device-equipped vehicles. The GPS monitoring system was inaugurated on Friday along with a new dial-100 police control room.
The system was running on a trial basis in the district. Now, all 21 police stations and six outposts, each with one patrolling vehicle, would be monitored at three different locations in the district. Moreover, dial-100 control room has also become functional with capacity to answer three calls simultaneously.
Katihar SP Siddharth Mohan Jain said three command centres – one integrated with dial-100 control room, another at his office and the third at his residence – have been set up. He said the system would ensure real time monitoring of police vehicles. “The control room, in case of any emergency call, would be able to direct the nearest patrolling vehicle to reach the spot. GPS installation and dial-100 control room cost the district police less than Rs 2 lakh,” the SP added.
He said continuous monitoring would result in better policing and decrease in response time of police . The SP said GPS devices would now be installed in vehicles of every officer in the district.
ADG (headquarters) Sunil Kumar said the government is planning to equip police patrol vehicles with GPS devices in every district.