Punjab: 144 Hi-tech vehicles of SSF to man 5500 kms roads

JALANDHAR, Jan 27 : The Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann has launched the first of its kind “Sadak Surakhya Force” (SSF) in the state, which will be entrusted with the task of manning 5500 km of crucial roads to save the lives of people.

The SSF has a fleet of 144 ultramodern vehicles in the first phase to monitor the roads efficiently. These vehicles include 116 Toyota Hilux and 28 Mahindra Scorpio, which will be deployed after an interval of every 30 kilometres to monitor the roads. A team of four cops headed by an officer not less than the rank of ASI, as patrol incharge, will be in the vehicle.

Road interceptors will be deployed in every district, which will be manned by three cops. In the first phase, 1296 newly recruited cops along with 432 existing police personnel will be deployed in SSF. The teams will be deployed 24×7 in an eight-hour shift each, for which they have been imparted special training at the Police Training Academy in Kapurthala.

These vehicles have been equipped with ultra-modern gadgets like speed guns, alchometers, e-chalan machines, and AI-enabled smart mechanisms to check for violations of traffic rules.

They will also have a recovery van along with command and control centre-enabled real-time CCTV cameras.

Likewise, there will be a road crash investigation, and mechanical engineers, civil engineers, and IT experts will handle technical assignments. (UNI)