Hyderabad: After geo-tagging property offenders and sensitive or crime-prone spots, the police now plan to take up the exercise for important landmarks, institutions and monuments in their jurisdiction.
Director General of Police in-charge M. Mahender Reddy has directed the police to take up the geo-tagging of establishments which see heavy crowd movement. The move is aimed at having data of all such places at the unified command and control centre coming up at Banjara Hills.
To begin with, the Hyderabad police are geo-tagging educational institutions, hotels and eateries, bus stops, railway stations, function halls and cinema halls. In addition, vegetable markets, weekly market points, commercial buildings and religious places are also being geo-tagged. “Details like longitude and latitude, distance from police stations, photographs etc are collected and fed in the system,” said a police official.
At the end of the exercise, any police official would be able to access the data to respond to distress calls fast. During critical situations like mob violence, natural calamities or disasters like fire or building collapse, personnel from other police stations will be rushed to the spot.
The exercise will be expanded to Cyberabad, Rachakonda, Warangal, Karimnagar, Khammam and other commissionerates over time....