news Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | January 20, 2015 | 10:45 am IST Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday, flagged off new vehicles for Andhra Pradesh police at Indira Gandhi Municipal Corporation Stadium in Vijayawada.  2,387 vehicles, including two, three, four and six-wheelers and a few ambulances, were added to police fleet in the State. The Director General of Police J.V. Ramudu, addressing the media said that the new vehicles were purchased by the government at a cost of Rs.100 crore and they would be distributed to all the districts. “Some special purpose vehicles, interceptors, vehicles for clues and finger printing teams and transportation were purchased and they will be used for patrolling on highways and in cities and towns. A few vehicles would be equipped with bullet-proof facility, which are used for VIP convoys and anti-Naxal operations,” a report in The Hindu adds, quoting Ramudu. Plans are also underway to add cameras at all police station to ensure transparency, he added. The Andhra Pradesh government had given its approval to procure the new vehicles for its police personnel, weeks after the Telangana government equipped their police personnel with state of the art vehicles with various facilities. The police also handed over a cheque for Rs 8.13 crore to Mr. Naidu towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for Hudhud cyclone victims. Officials of various departments including Deputy Chief Minister N. China Rajappa and Union Minister Y.S. Chaudary were also present. (Photo Courtesy - TDP Facebook page) Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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