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
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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