Madhya Pradesh police has prepared an ambitious Rs 6 crore scheme to develop a modern communication network for speedy transfer of information, particularly in dacoity and naxalite affected areas.
GK Sinha, Additional Director General of Police, Madhya Pradesh Telecom Organization informed that a large number of high-band communication equipment was being purchased to establish uninterrupted communication systems. He said that such sets, which are being tried out in dacoity and naxal areas would be set up at all the 45 district headquarters by the beginning of next year.
Sinha told that this year department had also purchased as many as 90 HF sets via which every district was linked directly with range headquarters, which in turn would have direct contact with zonal and State headquarters. Adoption of this system saved nearly Rs 25 lakh annually as expenditure incurred on abandoned teleprinter links.
Sinha said that a national communication net scheme was also being implemented at the central level, to check the misuse of technology by anti-social elements. All police stations of the country would be linked by the INSAT-II satellite network under this scheme and a V-SAT terminal would be set up in every district and would also be linked with the national and State crime record bureaus.
SK Saxena, Inspector General of Police, said that trunking radio system, based on UHF band, was being set up at four cities-Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore and Jabalpur. The new technology would help do away with the recurring problem of jamming, he added.
Similarly, District Superintendents of Police would then be able to talk to every police station in their respective area through the wireless handsets and only the two people talking on the set would have access to the wireless conversation, informed
Under the modernization of the police communication system, the range headquarters and 45 district radio headquarters would be established at a cost of Rs 2.5 crore and Rs 5.6 crore respectively. Besides this, a police radio training school has also been set up in Indore with an estimated cost of Rs 1.5 crore. The center would have latest computer and telecom courses for the probable-trainees.