A modern control room of the Police Commissionerate was inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police near Vani Vihar Square of the city on Wednesday.
Mr. Patnaik said that establishment of the modern police control room was a milestone in the evolution of the Police Commissionerate.
“I am sure that the new control room will serve the purpose of better communication and expeditious police response,” he said.
The Chief Minister, who also holds the Home portfolio, said that since its establishment on January 1, 2008, the Police Commissionerate of Bhubaneswar-Cuttack has been making continuous efforts towards providing better public service and upgradation of technical knowhow.
The modern PCR was conceptualised with a view to ensuring availability of multi-channel telephony and quicker response through fast moving PCR vans.
“I am glad that the Police Commissionerate has been able to complete an extensive process of installation, data entry and training to make control room operational within a short period of one year.
Observing that Bhubaneswar was fast emerging as an economic, industrial, educational and tourism destination of eastern India, Mr. Patnaik said police played an extremely critical role in providing safety and security to the city and its residents.
“Citizens require uninterrupted and easy access to the police for registration of their complaints and requests, while at the same time police needs to promptly respond to such requests or complaints. I am sure that the police control room shall meet such expectations of the people to a substantial extent,” said Mr. Patnaik.
The control room has been set up with latest technology available in the USA and its installation has been directly supervised by the senior officials of the executing company.