To race through narrow roads for tackling emergency calls swiftly

If you call up 100, which is the emergency number of police control room, you can hereafter expect the arrival of beat policemen with the yellow colour motorcycle within 2 to 5 minutes. Yes, in an effort to improve the service rendered by control room, the beat police officers in Puducherry have been provided with catchy yellow coloured motor cycles.

As many as 73 vehicles, bought under the police modernisation scheme for the year 2011-12, have been given to the policemen manning in important locations. As soon as the control room receives emergency calls from the people for accidents, clash, arson, looting, traffic jam and others, they will be communicated to the concerned beat policeman. He will have to reach the spot within 5 minutes. If he or she is not reaching the spot within reasonable time, he or she will be tracked down by the vehicle monitoring system installed at the police control room. They can be summoned for questioning.

A senior police officer told The Hindu that the vehicles were fitted with modern communication sets. The police control room could monitor the movement of policemen, who were moving with the yellow motor cycle. The idea was to improve the efficiency of attending emergency calls. They could not take unreasonable time to reach the spot. It would definitely improve the functioning of the system.

He said motorcycles would be highly suitable to the Puducherry city, as four-wheelers were increasingly finding difficulty to move in the city due to abnormal increase in vehicles, lack of space and others. The yellow motorcycle would serve the point of identifying the control room policemen.

Chief Minister N. Rangasamy gave away the motorcycles at a function held here. The Inspector General of Police R.S. Krishnia, the Deputy Inspector General, I.D. Shukla and the Senior Superintendent of Police B.S. Gurjar were among those participated. EM