Ghaziabad police to install GPRS in patrol vehicles

Ghaziabad, Nov 23 ( The Ghaziabad police will install GPRS system in all its patrolling vehicles to better tackle crime in the city ahead of the Commonwealth Games, authorities said.

Concerned over the deteriorating law and order situation in the city, Additional Director General (Technical) Dev Raj Nagar said a foolproof monitoring system would be introduced in teh city soon.

He announced that the entire police control room system would be equipped with GPRS – the general packet radio service.

Dev Raj Nagar asked Senior Ssuperintendent of Police Akhil Kumar to submit a detailed proposal of Integrated Control System (ICS) involving a cost of Rs.2.17 crore.

As part of the system, each police vehicle would be equipped with GPRS system.

The new ICS will link all police vehicles to the Police Control Room at Kotwali. The location of each vehicle would be available with the control room at any given point of time.

“This would tremendously increase the beat patrolling and lead to an enhanced vigil. The scheme was to be implemented much earlier but could not be pursued,” said a senior officer of Ghaziabad police.

The new system will be implemented before the Commonwealth Games, the officer added.

GPRS is a value added service which provides a wide range of bandwidth.