MYSORE: The city police on Saturday enhanced security measures by launching the police control room vans (PCRV) and CCTV network.

The hi-tech vans, which will be positioned at 14 different locations, will ensure quick reach of police teams during emergencies. The multi-utility vehicles are equiCCTV.TIMe fighting equipment and the first aid kit. The mobile force men are trained in fire fighting and first aid. The 14 vehicles will be monitored from the city control room. This apart, 42 closed-circuit television cameras have been installed across the city.

With these advanced cameras we can easily monitor activities like traffic violations, petty crimes and other anti-social activities including terrorism, said police commissioner Sunil Agarwal.

Inaugurating the services, home minister V S Acharya said the government is committed to modernizing the police department.

He said Hubli and Mangalore commissionerates will also get PCR vans and CCTVs by October-end.


Soon, all districts will have interceptor vehicles by this year-end. Vehicle population is gradually growing over the years and interceptor vehicles will help the department check traffic norm violations effectively.

Road humps to go

Officials of police, urban development will meet in Bangalore next week to discuss unscientific road humps. Public are also in the habit of constructing humps at accidents spots without consulting authorities and such humps are dangerous, said Acharya. Hence a decision will be taken to replace unscientific humps in the city.

state not in naxal-hit list

Home minister V S Acharya on Saturday claimed that Karnataka is not in the list of Naxal-hit states in India. Disclosing that the Centre had removed Karnataka from the list, the home minister said the state was not invited to a recent meeting to discuss Naxal issues because the menace has gradually reduced.

Acharya attributed the success to the governments efforts. However, he said combing operation are still underway and will continue in parts of the state.

Courtesy : Times of India