Special Correspondent

VILLUPURAM: The Villupuram range police (comprising Villupuram and Cuddalore districts) and their Puducherry counterparts have agreed to make mutual arrangements for exchange of information over wireless sets, according to E.Ma.Masanamuthu, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Villupuram range.

Mr Masanamuthu told The Hindu that a decision in this regard was taken at the Border Police Coordination Meeting held recently. As of now the wireless sets of Villupuram, Cuddalore and Puducherry were operating on different frequencies and hence, immediate communication could not be established. It has now been decided to set up one wireless set each of the Puducherry police in the Police Control Rooms at Villupuram and Cuddalore and vice-versa.

The DIG said that certain shortcomings were noticed in providing escort to VVIPs and VIPs passing through the Union Territory and Tamil Nadu. A better coordination would have to be established. The meeting also paved the way for removing the shortcomings in VIP escort, he said.