Badal 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.
The budget will be used to procure 250 Jeeps, 250 motorcyles and other required equipment to operationalize the RRPRS. Rapid Rural Response system will be a modern system capable of responding to emergency situations such as terrorist attacks, major accidents and other untoward incidents in the countryside with prudence.
Being a border state, Punjab needs to have futuristic security to check any infiltrations. The state Government is already in talks with the Centre Government for funds to upgrade the police force.
The RRPRS will have well-trained personnel to deal with all type of emergency situations. There will be one central control room to manage the operations. All vehicles will be fitted with the global positioning system (GPS) and night vision systems to conduct night patrolling in vulnerable areas.
Speaking of the initiative, Deputy CM Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal said, “Punjabis are known for their valor. This is one of the reasons that Punjab has been able to effectively neutralize the attacks made on its peace by the extremists. But to combat the terrorists equipped with lethal weapons andlatest technology, Our Police force needs to be upgraded. We have already approached the centre to modernize the Punjab Police for better handling of infiltrations and safety of our brave men.”
He further added, “RRPRS will ensure round the clock patrolling in the hinterland, backed with swift and fitting response to any sort of emergency.”