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Traffic cops in Chhattisgarh to get air conditioned helmets

Updated: 13-06-2019 21:01 IST
Traffic cops in Chhattisgarh to get air conditioned helmets

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In a first, Chhattisgarh Police has decided to use indigenously developed 'air-conditioned' helmets for traffic cops and other field officers. "We will be using two such helmets on a pilot basis. If it's trial yields desired result, we will consider to have it for all field staff, mainly those doing traffic and security duty," Director General of Chhattisgarh Police D M Awasthi told PTI on Thursday.

Awasthi himself wore the helmet to check its efficacy. He said a large number of police officers, about 10,000, work in high temperatures.

The helmet, which works using a battery and a chip, can be of great use to them, the top police officer said. Awasthi said due to high-temperature many cops fall sick or face other health-related problems.

The helmet is indigenously manufactured by an Indian entrepreneur. "As the boss of the state police force, I am committed to ensuring the welfare of fields staff. This is a step towards that direction," he said.

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