Police assistance booths to be set up on NH 2 and 8 in Haryana to prevent deaths in road accidents


Chandigarh, April 20, 2017: In Haryana, police assistance booths would be set up on National Highways (NH) 2 and 8 to prevent deaths in road accidents. This was stated by Director General of Police Dr K.P.Singh while addressing a press conference at Panchkula near here on Thursday. He said that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the same was signed between Haryana Police and Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Private Limited. Under this agreement, police assistance booths would be set up at a distance of every 10km on the NHs. These booths would have paramedical staff for providing first-aid. Besides, these booths would have the facility of a police vehicle, ambulance and motorcycle rider. These booths would be manned round-the-clock.
Giving information about projects being implemented for road safety, Dr Singh said that this model had already been initiated along NH-1 and would now be replicated on NH-2 and 8. The facility of 100 number would be linked with the booths so that primary assistance could be made available in emergencies of various kinds.
The DGP said that software was being developed with the assistance of HARTRON which would be installed in these booths. He said that with the help of the Honda Group, 100 police personnel have been imparted training at Police Training College to man these 20 booths. CCTV cameras would also be installed along these booths at a distance of every 10 km, he added. He said that Operation Durga was being implemented in the state. Since the Women Police Stations were established, patrolling was being done near the markets and colleges. On Wednesday, instructions to carry out patrolling were issued in all districts through video conferencing. Personnel were instructed to take action against violators in case of any incident to make the operation effective, he added.

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