Government gifts police 911 new patrol bikes worth Rs 7.11 crore for new year
There is a rise in chain snatching cases, hoodlum menace near colleges, institutions and workplace in the city. The Karnataka government has rolled out 911 additional bikes for patrolling. According to Bengaluru Commissionerate, the total amount given for procurement of new bikes was Rs 7.11 crores.
Due to the increase in the number of chain snatching cases the Karnataka government has added 911 motorbikes for patrolling.
Soon after the inauguration during the ceremony of key handover to city police commissioner T Suneel Kumar, CM HD Kumaraswamy said, "For the police to perform their duties, there should be good infrastructure and facilities to support them. Many reports have been submitted in request of some development for the police department. Therefore, as a new year gift, 911 motorbikes were given to them so that they can reach the scene of the crime on time and also avoid small incidents from turning into a big law and order situation."
According to Deputy Commissioner of Police Administration, two years after rolling out 272 Maruti Ertiga automobiles to Bengaluru City Commissionerate for patrolling, Rs 7.11 crore was given for procurement of motorbikes for effective patrolling. 911 TVS Apache bikes will zip through traffic and by lanes to help police reach the crime scene on time.
"Movement of policemen in bikes often will keep hoodlums and chain snatchers at bay. In case of an emergency, the bikes can reach the crime scene quickly. The department procured motorbikes 8 years ago and new bikes were a need of the hour," said a senior official.