Bhubaneswar, Jan 1 (UNI) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said the mobile patrolling system in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar would be strengthened to effectively control crime.
Inaugurating the commissionerate system at a function here, he said the number of mobile patrolling units would be raised to 100 in the twin cities during the next fiscal.
Mr Patnaik said each mobile van would be equipped with Global Positioning System equipment and linked to a digital board in a control room to help police reach the spot at the quickest possible time.
The chief minister said the Commissionerate system, which came into force from today, was the first in eastern India after Kolkatta.
The commissionerate system was introduced to help the police more efficiently and provide better service to the people, he said.
Mr Patnaik said Orissa has achieved tremendous success in terms of industrial growth and investment during the last few years.
He said that with the growth of industries, the crime graph has also witnessed a rise. The administration introduced the commissionerate system to check crime and help people live comfortably and peacefully.
The chief minister appealed to the police personnel to judiously used their power and ensure due care to ensure the citizen feel secure.
Orissa Director General of Police Gopal Nanda, Higher Education Minister Samir Dey, Rural Development Minister B B Harichandan, the local MPs and MLAs, Chief Secretary Ajit Tripathy, Home Secretary T K Mishra and new police Commissioner B K Behera were present at the meeting.
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