Kerala police to have a high-tech makeover, govt sanctions Rs 37.59 cr
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala police is going to have a high-tech makeover soon. According to reports, Rs 37.59 crore has been sanctioned for revamping the state police department. From the smart police station in Kozhikode to the social media lab in Kochi, the department is about to go through a slew of facelift measures. Not just technological revamp, the police department is going to have a complete revamp.
The state government has sanctioned Rs 22.54 crore fund from the Union government and Rs 15.03 crore from the state exchequer for the revamp.
Rs 2 crore will be utilised for the construction of a smart police station facility in Kozhikode. Similarly, around 20 police stations will have a facelift with smart facilities. A special lab will be constructed for social media analysis in Kochi.
The E-beat facility which is a part of community policing will imbibe blockchain technology. This e-beat facility will be made available in 13 railway stations across Kerala. Blockchain technology along with artificial intelligence will be used in delivering emergency services and for investigation.
The department will buy new vehicles for patrolling in Maoist affected regions. Similarly, Rs 1.44 crore is also sanctioned for buying guns and rifles.
The allocated fund will be utilised for various projects including the construction of quarters, facilities to improve women safety, facilities to improve cyber security wing, construction of communication kiosks at three locations of Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Kochi) and purchase of metal dictators and bomb suits.