The Kolkata Police has introduced high definition area map in police stations for proper identification of the areas under their jurisdiction.
Initially, the high definition jurisdiction map has already been introduced in Hastings, Munchipara, Watgunj and New Alipore police stations.
It is also in use at SSKM Hospital police outpost and Vidyasagar Setu Traffic Guard.
The work to prepare the high definition area map for Chetla and Shakespeare Sarani police stations is in process at present.
Till date, the police stations had to use the age old maps in which the locations were not clearly marked and many important places have got added in the past few years. At the same time, it was not available in a format so that it can be seen in smart phones.
Thus, the step has been taken by the police stations to upgrade the maps to a high definition one and it would also be available in digital form as well.
The unique feature of the map is that a police officer can easily identify the route through which he or she can reach to a particular place even if it is in a narrow lane. Moreover, the important places in the map are highlighted using different symbols.
The maps available in different websites get blurred when a user tries to zoom in to find narrow lanes.
However, the high definition maps that have been introduced in the police stations do not get blurred even when the police officers zoom in to find the narrowest lane in an area.
Moreover, the map has been prepared in such a way that this could be used to chalk out traffic diversion plans during Durga Puja as major puja mandaps are also marked in the same one.
Using the map, the police could easily chalk out a plan of action for deploying policemen in case there is any trouble or law and order situation. The map would make the task easier for the Central Forces when they come to the city for duty during elections.
They can easily discuss with senior police officers of concerned particular police station the route they would like to march in by showing it on the map.