Punjab Government has always been proactive when it comes to the security of the state. To strengthen its security further, the government has commenced Rapid Rural Police Response System (RRPRS) with an outlay of Rs. 17 crores. Punjab would be the first state in India to have police-on-call system in rural areas too.
The objective is to create a system which should be able to respond to emergency situations such as terrorist attacks, major accidents and other untoward incidents in the countryside, like women in distress, emergency needs of senior citizens, and round-the-clock security of rural areas, within the shortest possible time say 15-20 minutes.
The senior police officials held a detailed discussion with officials of the Finance Department, where Rs. 17 crore was sanctioned for purchasing vehicles and other required equipment to operationalize the RRPRS.
For this system, 250 jeeps and almost an equal number of motorcycles, other equipment such as night vision systems would be procured to make the system operational. The government has already approached the Centre to get adequate funds for modernising the police force. Being a border state and for a thorough check-in, the security forces are required and therefore the state needs modern equipment, especially weapons to counter terrorist attacks.
The RRPRS will have well-trained personnel to deal with all type of emergency situations such as surprise attacks.
There will be one central control-room for the functioning. All vehicles will be fitted with the global positioning system (GPS) to conduct night patrolling in vulnerable areas.