Directed General of Police J&K Dilbag Singh visited Police Control Room Jammu today where he inaugurated Highway Patrol Vehicles CCTV network monitoring lab and reviewed functioning of Modern Nakas and other Naka points in the Jammu Zone.
The DGP was briefed by IGP Jammu Zone Mukesh Singh and SSP PCR Kulbir Singh about the working and various modern functions of the Highway patrol vehicles deployed at 33 places across Jammu Zone. A live demonstration of the working of these Highway Patrol vehicles was given and senior officers interacted with the personnel on duty with these vehicles at different locations.
Speaking on the occasion, the DGP congratulated and appreciated the efforts of Jammu Zone senior officers for working towards further modernization. He said that these Highway Patrol Vehicles will be very helpful in surveillance and speedy response to incidents. He said that these vehicles will be complementing the Naka Network already established on the Highway grid. He said that communicating/directing the personnel on these vehicles on real-time basis from Police Control Rooms is going to be very useful in prevention and checking of crimes on the highways.
He directed the officers that all personnel working on these vehicles should be given training for handling the surveillance gadgets fitted on the vehicles and for proper communication skills for optimum results. He also directed that the Highway Patrol and Naka Grid be further augmented with the bulletproof bunker vehicles and Quick Reaction Teams (QRTs) on the highways so that no time is lost in reacting to situations befittingly.
The DGP also reviewed the functioning of the modular nakas and police parties deployed on the naka points. He complimented IGP Jammu and his team for launching the Naka App, which will act as a platform of communication between the PCR and different nakas. This will enable sending /reception of pictures/messages and alerts between the Nakas and the PCR.
The DGP said that it has been an endeavor of the Police Headquarter to provide mobility, surveillance networks and modern gadgets to the Police Units so that prevention and detection of crime is ensured in shortest possible time.
Describing the main features of these vehicles SSP PCR said that these Highway patrol vehicles are equipped with, two cameras one each at front and rear of the vehicle, the vehicle is equipped with Network Video Recorder (NVR), two-way audio transmission device, a touch screen and an alert button.
These patrol vehicles will provide live streaming from the incident site. It will make live tracking of the vehicles along the route possible. The vehicles can be monitored from PCR Jammu and district PCRs. In Jammu Samba Kathua range 14 vehicles have been deployed, Nine in Doda Kistwar Ramban range, four in Udhampur Reasi range and six in Rajouri Poonch range.