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Over 50 mobile patrol vans likely to be equipped with radiation detection system

New Delhi: More than 50 mobile patrol vans of Delhi Police might be equipped with radiation detection system in future.

Police sources said that a unit of Delhi Police had written to all Joint Commissioner of Police (ranges) and sought a report on radiation sensitive areas.

Senior officers have been asked to select the police stations and PCR vehicle for the installation of the radiation detection system.

Police sources told Millennium Post that the letter was written by Assistant Commissioner of Police rank officer in June. Quoting the letter content, sources said that the National Disaster Management Authority is implementing a project at the national level.

In this process, equipment/items have been issued to Delhi Police. The equipment includes Go/No Go survey instruments, portable survey meter, digital dosimeter, comfo respirator, stickers of radiation symbols, disposable face mask.

"The Go/No Go survey instruments to be installed in more than 50 mobile patrol vans of Delhi Police and the other items also to be distributed proportionately amongst PCR/ districts," sources said.

Further quoting letter content, sources revealed that in order to get the equipments installed in mobile vehicles, CP Delhi has desired to identify the radiation sensitive areas first and then select the police stations/PCR vehicles for the installation of the radiation detection system and distribution of other items.

"It is, therefore, requested that the police stations of radiation sensitive areas may kindly be got identified in your respective ranges and a list of such police stations may be sent to this office since a video conferencing has already been scheduled by NDMA on the subject," sources added quoting letter content.

This year, in a meeting, Special Commissioner of Police rank officer has told districts, senior officers, to inspect Disaster Management Centre and put up inspection report.

"In the review meeting, it was found that disaster-related equipment is condemned. In this issue an action was sorted from the DCP East, South East and Rohini district," sources said. The in charges of two DMCs in the meeting informed that the vehicles available in DMC are very old and frequently remain off-road.

"DCPs districts may look into the aspect to provide the better vehicle," Special CP told in the meeting.

Further in the meeting in charge of all DMC were told that they should conduct mock drills on regular intervals so that the services of staff posted in each DMC may be utilized properly at the time of disaster.

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