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Updated: 02-11-2018 23:11 IST

The Arunachal Pradesh Police on

Friday launched the Arunachal Pradesh Tourist Police and the

Arunachal Suraksha App to help the citizens during


Chief Minister Pema Khandu launched the tourist police

and the app at a function held at Dorjee Khandu Convention

Centre here, as part of the 46th Raising Day celebration of

the Arunachal Pradesh Police, which began on Friday, and would

culminate on November 8.

After launching the app, Khandu said that it is an

effort under Prime Minister's Digital India initiative to make

the state police more efficient.

"The app will drastically decrease the crime rate in

the state and the tourists visiting the state will feel

secured with the tourist police around," Khandu said.

The state government is making efforts to woo tourists

to the state through several initiatives, he added.

"The inflow of tourist to the state has increased

significantly since 2011," the chief minister said.

The chief minister said he hoped that the tourist

police will discharge their duties effectively and with


Users can download the Suraksha App and through it can

know the nearest police station and use a button to make

direct call to police, an official said.

The mobile app, first of its kind for the state

police, would help users to find the nearest police stations

and the contact details.

It has also the capacity to send SOS message to

emergency contacts.

One can send a message through, by pressing the 'Save

Me' button and the message would be sent to the nearest police


Chief Secretary Satya Gopal while giving details of

various measures undertaken by the state government for

modernisation of police, informed that the state government

has already sanctioned 32 posts for deputy superintendent of

police, 80 posts for inspectors and 50 other posts.

"The Centre has already sanctioned an amount of Rs

156.20 crore for establishment of 11 new police stations along

with upgradation of existing nine police stations in Tirap,

Changlang and Longding districts to manage law and order more

effectively," Gopal added.

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