With a view to increase patrolling by Haryana Police and to provide instant help to the people in case of any emergency, the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal flagged off 579 new motorcycles at Panchkula near here today.Purchased at a cost of about Rs 4.41 crore, these new motorcycles have been added to the fleet of police department to further strengthen it.While addressing the police personnel in the function, the Chief Minister said that police should act as a friend of the people. People have a lot of faith in police and such friendly behaviour could further improve functioning of the police.He said that in order to facilitate people, police portal ‘Harsamay’ has been launched earlier to register their complaints.
He said that special emphasis was being laid on modernization of police. He said that he himself had felt lack of resources in the police department, therefore, he decided to provide motorcycles to them at the earliest so as to further improve their functioning.He said that the government is completely cautious towards security of women. On the occasion of ‘Rakshabandhan’, women police stations will be opened in each district which would have all women employees ranging from Deputy Superintendent of Police to constable. Now the women could get their complaints registered in these police stations without any hesitation and these would be resolved by women police officers.
The Chief Minister said that police is a strong part of the society, therefore, the officers and employees of police should actively serve the people. There is a need to change the mind set of people towards police. On the eve of 69th Independence Day, the Chief Minister also extended his best wishes to officers and employees of police department.Speaking on the occasion, Director General of Police, Haryana, Mr. Yashpal Singal welcomed the Chief Minister and expressed his gratitude for strengthening the fleet of police by adding a large number of motorcycles. He said that the police department had not made any demand for motorcycles, but the Chief Minister took this decision to further strengthen the role of police and fulfilled it today. MLAs, Mr. Gyan Chand Gupta and Mrs. Latika Sharma, Home Secretary, Mr. P.K. Mahapatra, Director General, Crime, Mr. K.P. Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula, Mr. Vivek Atray, Police Commissioner, Mr. Anil Dhawan and other senior officers of police department were also present on this occasion.