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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar Flags Off 117 Police Vehicles for Enhanced Road Safety and Human Trafficking Prevention

By Our Correspondent

Patna, June 22: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar flagged off 117 police vehicles from 1 Anne Marg on Friday to enhance road safety, improve traffic management, and combat human trafficking. Prior to the inauguration, the Chief Minister inspected the vehicles and discussed their functions with officials.

The event began with Additional Director General of Police (Traffic) Sudhanshu Kumar presenting the Chief Minister with a green plant. Dignitaries present included Bihar Deputy Chief Ministers Samrat Chaudhary and Vijay Kumar Sinha, Water Resources Minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhary, Rural Works Minister Ashok Chaudhary, MP Devesh Chandra Thakur, Secretary to the Chief Minister Anupam Kumar, Special Officer to the Chief Minister Gopal Singh, and other senior officials.

Of the 117 vehicles, 56 are allocated to new traffic police stations, 23 for national highway patrolling, and 38 to the CID for preventing human trafficking. These vehicles will aid the public in emergencies, with highway patrol units acting as first responders to road accidents. Equipped with 40 speed radars and automatic e-challan facilities featuring evidence cameras, these vehicles are part of a strategic effort to enhance traffic safety.

The state government recently approved the establishment of traffic police stations and DSP (Traffic) posts in each of the state’s 28 districts, providing two vehicles per station, totaling 56 new vehicles. These will significantly improve the traffic system and road safety in these districts.

For national highway patrolling, one vehicle will be deployed every 50 km on the four highways with the highest accident rates. The NH Patrolling Scheme has sanctioned 1560 personnel to reduce highway fatalities. Initially, 23 patrol vehicles equipped with advanced 4D speed radars, automatic e-challan systems, and emergency tools such as gas cutting machines and foldable stretchers have been deployed on National Highways 28, 30, 31, and 57, covering 1125 km.

These patrol vehicles are integrated with Dial 112 for rapid response and assistance.


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