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100 patrol vehicles to keep criminals away from highways in Karnataka

Each vehicle costs around Rs 10.45 lakh, which comprises a CCTV camera, high voltage lights on the top, GPRS and other functions.

Published: 17th January 2017 02:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th January 2017 05:38 AM   |  A+A-

Highway patrolling vehicles lined up at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Monday. The vehicles, which will have trained cops on board to tackle road robberies, were launched by CM Siddaramaiah | EXPRESS

Highway patrolling vehicles lined up at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Monday. The vehicles, which will have trained cops on board to tackle road robberies, were launched by CM Siddaramaiah | EXPRESS

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: In an attempt to curb the robberies and accidents on national and state highways, the state government unveiled 100 highway patrolling vehicles in the city on Monday.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah gave a green signal to the vehicles in front of Vidhana Soudha. The state government which had announced 300 patrolling vehicles in the first phase have launched 100 vehicles.
Director General and Inspector General of Police, Om Prakash, said each vehicle costs around Rs 10.45 lakh, which comprises a CCTV camera, high voltage lights on the top, GPRS and many more.

“The vehicle will have a assistant sub-inspector, head constable, constable and a driver, who have been already trained for specific work. The vehicles will be under the jurisdiction of police superintendent of respective district. The  vehicles will have 40 km as its purview to cover. These vehicles will be deployed on national highways and state highways,” he added.  



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