Police kiosks continue to attend queries

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A file photo of police kiosk in front of Palace. dh photo

Of the total 40 kiosks put up during the 10 days of the festival, 20 continue to exist still catering to the tourists. Earlier, it had been planned only for that period.

DCP (Crime and traffic) P Rajendra Prasad told Deccan Herald, the concept of kiosk that was also first of its kind to facilitate tourists, as a part of ‘people friendly policing’ united a missing boy and his father who had come from Davangere.

The duo had gone separate on the rehearsal of ‘Jamboo Savari’ on October 16 at Palace
premises. A police inspector came across a boy in his early ages and made him safe at the kiosk near Balarama gate. The man who was searching for his boy heaved a sigh of relief after coming to know that he was in cops care.

Similarly, the kiosk  proved a bonus in one or the other way for the tourists who had descended on the city, especially for the D-day.

At tourist spots

Though ‘Jamboo Savari’ ended a week ago, the tourists inflow hasn’t receded. Taking a cognisance of the same, it was decided to keep kiosks functioning at tourist spots and also prominent circles in the city like- Palace, Zoo, Hardinge Circle, St Philomena’s Church, Ballal Circle, Chamundi Hills among others.

One each of cop, NCC cadet and also a representative of a NGO are deputed. As announced earlier, they cater to the queries related to the tourist spots, showing way to reach addresses with the help of landmarks, and also the jurisdictional police stations in case of any complaints. The cop/s have been equipped with walkie-talkie that comes handy especially during emergency.

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