Neerja Voruvuru, IGP, Ropar variety, tells The Indian Express she wants to convey Mohali on a par with different cities in traffic enforcement and a relaxed environment.
What made you join the police pressure?
It is 24 years now because I joined the police. I think it’s miles a completely pleasing task if you need to help humans. Mohali is arguably the fastest-growing district within the location. What are law and order demanding situations you face?
Yes, Mohali is a fast-growing district in comparison to others. We have a large populace floating from neighboring states that comes here looking for paintings. The housing societies and the excessive rise buildings provide a magnificent region for anonymity to criminals as properly. There are criminals from Punjab who generally tend to take refuge here.
Traffic enforcement within the city is a massive difficulty. People say they cast off the seat belts the instant they input the metropolis. How do you intend to tighten the screws?
We have zero-tolerance in this element, and we have come down very closely on traffic regulation violators in Mohali. I suppose extra than 1/2 of drunken riding challenges in Punjab were mentioned in Mohali district’s ultimate 12 months. We have detected more than sixteen,000 seat belt law violations from April 2018 to February 2019. From April 2018 to December 2018, we’ve handed out approximately 2,800 challans for drunken use in Mohali. We are certainly clear that we need to carry Mohali on a par with another metropolis in traffic enforcement.
How are you able to declare that deploying security guards is an incapacity? See, we don’t have adequate assets. You cannot assume police to be present in every road and society. We had been going for a completely complete security device for the district, which incorporates the set up of CCTV cameras through the community and police. We were motivating people in each society, residential area, housing colonies, shops to set up CCTV cameras. Police have diagnosed the highways, junctions, and positive hazardous areas; we’re putting in CCTV cameras for live surveillance. Already seventy-five cameras at 15 such locations were hooked up, and we’ve got stay streaming going to the manipulate room. We are searching ahead to putting in greater than 450 cameras at a hundred more places. The whole concept is to make Mohali safer for humans.
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As you have already stated that you have a large floating populace of migrant workers and students. What sort of regulation and order challenges do they entail, and what steps are you taking to maintain a vigil on them?
We had been asking residence proprietors to preserve us informed of their tenants. There is an immaculate method for tenant verification, and the local police are in contact with RWAs and housing colonies to teach them. We have also been soliciting for RWAs to tell the police about any suspicious activity using any tenant. We have the SAANJH portal for online tenant verification. It is a community police initiative, and we have SAANJH kendras everywhere. Whenever people cannot get admission to the web page online, they can go to the police station. We are encouraging RWAs and residence proprietors to utilize this facility.
What about gangsters?
They are coming right here because they get a place to live. People should tell us about any suspicious activity.
We keep analyzing tales of police catching drug suppliers. Do you suspect we ought to also plug the call for? What are the police doing in this regard?
Yes, we get plenty of asset disputes right here. However, we are very clean on one factor; we intervene simplest when the case pertains to any criminal activity. Many different boards like civil courts and Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) might be searching into such disputes. We inspire them to absorb these proceedings. Whenever there is a dispute wherein a criminal case needs to be registered, we take movement only after an inquiry.
How are Mohali police officers exclusive from their friends in Chandigarh and Panchkula?
We constantly learn from the fine practices of different locations. We percentage excellent practices. We have come down heavily on drunken driving; this is one of the practices we’ve found out from the Chandigarh Police.