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Uttar Pradesh Reveals Police Modernization Budget
Source: http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/2014/jan/10/uttar-pradesh-reveals-police-modernisation-budget/
Source Date: Thursday, January 09, 2014
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government
Country: India
Created: Jan 09, 2014

The State Government of Uttar Pradesh, the largest Indian state with a population of 200 million, has announced budget to build state-of-the-art facilities in four key cities, equipped with security control rooms for crime and traffic control.

Fitted with GIS, GPS and vehicle tracking technology, police officers will be able to trace locations of police vehicles and guide field offices to crime sites while managing traffic remotely.

For this purpose, Rs 9 crore (US$1.4 million) will be given to Allahabad, Rs 6.6 crore (US$1 million) to Kanpur Nagar which has a population of 4.6 million, and Rs 7.5 crore (US$1.2 million) each to Lucknow - the State’s capital city with population of 2.8 million - and Ghaziabad, an industrial city with 2.3 million people.

Allahabad, with an estimated population of 1.74 million living in the city and 6 million in district area, has also announced a Rs 90.83 crore (US$14.6 million) police modernisation project.

According to a release by the Uttar Pradesh State Police Headquarter, the state government has given the agency Rs 2.33 crore (US$375,000) to buy new equipment.

More funds have been allocated to all district police forces for procurement of equipment, specifically Rs 691 lakhs (US$1 million) for anti-riot equipment, Rs 11.79 lakh (US$19,000) for security tools, and a further Rs 18.11 lakh (US$29,000) for other equipment.
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