Parking woes haunt police Innovas

Poor roads make patrolling difficult in many areas of the city

Hyderabad: Cops are having a tough time finding parking spaces for the new Toyota Innovas that were recently inducted for patrolling. With high vehicle density on the roads the city’s parking lots are already congested. Busy areas like Begum Bazaar, Abids, Panjagutta, Mehdipatnam, Secunderabad and Sultan Bazaar hardly have any parking space and police patrols are also facing parking woes.

Even police stations in areas like Bhavani Nagar and Charminar and the police commissioner’s office at Basheerbagh have minimal parking space. SI V. Ravi Kumar of Maredpally PS said, “We have no parking space. The cars are parked on the opposite side. In congested lanes we go for foot patrolling or use two-wheelers.”

At Mahankali PS mobile patrolling is continuous and vehicles are parked only when it is necessary at places where parking space is available. Additional commissioner of police (traffic) Jitender said, “The choice of Innova cars was a conscious decision due to its speed and visibility. We are doing our best to solve parking problems by allocating cars every 2 km so that each area can be monitored. These vehicles are first respondents directly connected to Dial 100.”

With good visibility, the vehicles seem to have built up confidence among people but due to the bad condition of roads in the city mobile patrolling has its limitations.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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