Kodagu district gets two more highway patrolling vehicles

The Kodagu district police have added two more hi-tech higway patrolling vehicles to ensure speedy service.

The vehicles of Toyota Innova make are fitted with latest gadgets like surveillance cameras and GPS, besides equipped with search lights, stretcher, first aid kit, mega phone among others to ensure timely service at the time of emergency.

SP P Rajendra Prasad, who flagged off the patrolling vehicles, said, “They will be in addition to existing two patrolling vehicles deployed on NH 275 passing through the district.”

The vehicles moving round the clock will monitor the road from Boikeri to Koppa (Kodagu and Mysuru border respectively), while on the other side till Sampaje Gate bordering Dakshina Kannada district.

At the time of mishaps, they will be attending to the cases swiftly within 20 minutes of receiving the information, besides doing their mite to help the victims. It will also come in handy in preventing crimes if any with highway being vulnerable to dacoity and other types of robberies, besides ensuring smooth flow of traffic.

SP said that Kushalnagar accounts for most road mishaps and measures are being taken to check the same. The district will receive equipment worth Rs 70 lakh within a fortnight, to address traffic woes alone, he added.

Giving an account of fatalities, the SP said that on an average 1.4 lakh die in road mishaps every year in the country, with 380 deaths calculated per day. In the state alone, 28 deaths are reported due to accidents in 120 accidents every day.

On migrants flocking the district, the SP said the operation is on to check illegalities if any.

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