This would clean up police stations that are overflowing with seized and abandoned vehicles

Cyberabad Police starts crime vehicles deposit centres to clear up police stationsCyberabad Police Commissioner C V Anand inspecting vehicles at the centre
news Thursday, May 05, 2016 - 06:58

In a first-of-its kind initiative in the country, the Cyberabad police on Wednesday inaugurated a Crime Abandoned Vehicles Deposit Centre (CVDC) for housing such vehicles which otherwise crowd police stations.

The first CVDC was opened in Pahadishareef police station limits for Shamshabad Zone.

"Almost all law and order police stations in the Commissionerate are overflowing with seized, abandoned, accident and crime vehicles including two, three and four-wheelers and big vehicles like lorries, tankers etc.

"In the 7 police stations of Shamshabad zone alone as many as 1,020 seized two-wheelers and 310 three and four-wheelers are lying vacant while over 10,000 such vehicles are lying in different police stations under Cyberabad Commissionerate, resulting in the police stations presenting a shabby look," Cyberabad Police stated in a release.

When the case actually comes for trial, the police are usually unable to trace the vehicles due to their dumping in heaps and lack of maintenance of record, it said.

Cyberabad Police Commissioner C V Anand said plans are afoot on modernisation of all police stations in Cyberabad to make them citizen-friendly by providing spacious reception centers, women counseling rooms, work stations for sub-inspectors and staff, barrack facilities for staff, besides computerisation, video-conferencing and CCTV monitoring facilities, trees and lawns etc.

"Since these seized vehicles are spoiling these plans, it is decided to (have) one vehicle deposit centre in each of the five zones," he said.

All seized vehicles in individual police stations will be shifted to this deposit centre which will have a separate area allotted to each police station where 2,3,4 wheelers will be parked systematically and numbered for easy location and retrieval during trial, the top cop said.

The CVDCs will be fenced/walled wherein police personnel will be deployed and CCTVs will be installed for 24x7 monitoring as part of the police station CCTV project.

Anand further said the 'Cyb Cop' application which is under development, will have a feature for the public giving details about the seized vehicles that are kept in the CVDCs, which they can access to find out if their lost vehicle is there or not.

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