The police personnel manning Segways will have public address system attached to their masks. It is also being said that Police forces will also monitor social distancing.
Police forces will also monitor social distancing. (Image: Twitter/ @AnilDeshmukhNCP)
Mumbai: In a first-of-its-kind revolution, Mumbai Police forces will now conduct patrolling on Segway electric scooters in the city. According to reports, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh recently inaugurated Segway electric scooters for police personnel at Marine Drive in south Mumbai. ALSO READ | Maharashtra Govt Slashes Charges For Covid-19 Tests; Check Revised Charges Here
During the event, the minister said that while fifty of these two-wheeled, self-balancing ‘personal transporters’ will be deployed in south Mumbai, they will be also introduced for cops in suburban Bandra, Juhu and Versova areas.
“The state Home Ministry was keen on modernisation of Maharashtra police force and wants them to be equipped with technology on par with global standards,” news agency PTI quoted Deshmukh as saying.
Today, I inaugurated the #Segway system at Marine Drive in Mumbai, which is going to help @MumbaiPolice in security and patrolling. MLA @RRPSpeaks, DCP, Commissioner of Police, Additional Commissioner of Police and other administrative officers were present on this occasion. pic.twitter.com/YeLogaAOkE
— ANIL DESHMUKH (@AnilDeshmukhNCP) June 11, 2020
The police personnel manning Segways will have public address system attached to their masks. It is also being said that Police forces will also monitor social distancing. Even drones will provide additional cover to the police poss on Segways.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra touched 101,141 Covid-19 cases – higher than Canada’s 97,500, standing 17th on the world Corona dashboard – while Mumbai’s deaths crossed the 2,000 mark to reach 2,044.
Incidentally, India on Friday overtook the UK (2,92,950) in terms of the total number of cases, hurtling it to the 4th spot globally after the US, Brazil and Russia.
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Maharashtra on Friday notched another 3-digit toll – 127 Covid-19 deaths – but down by 25 from Thursday’s record high of 152, and marked its second highest new cases of 3,493, down from Thursday’s highest of 3,607.
Deshmukh also informed that Mumbai Police have recovered from COVID-19 and 334 of them have resumed work. He said he was proud of police personnel who risked their lives to perform their duties.
As of June 12, 35 policemen, including 21 from Mumbai and others from rest of Maharashtra, have lost their lives due to Covid-19. A total of 197 police officials and 1,211 staffers have been infected by the novel coronavirus across the state, as per the state government.