Additional Director General (ADG), Traffic, Anil Agarwal, said it was made possible by using the UP-100 GIS (Global Information System) application.
A call receiving center of UP police digitalcm
Agarwal said the GIS app has been developed exclusively for police department officers, who were selected from all eight zones at police station level to collect the data and geo-tag important locations. Over 13,500 policemen were involved in the exercise.
“Once the location is selected by an officer and uploaded on the app, it was verified at district level before being approved. We have targeted at least five important points of a police station”, he said.
Explaining how it will help the common man, Agarwal said that many times the caller could not describe his location while facing a distress situation, but now these geo data will help locating them.
At the same time, with this data, the police have also done “geo fencing” of police stations that will help in defining the jurisdiction as “digital boundary.”
The process for procurement of 2,000 four-wheelers and 4,000 two-wheelers have already begun, and the vehicles will be deployed across the state in order to reach the site of any emergency within 20 minutes of the call being made to the police control room.