Mumbai: Police get self-balancing personal transporters
The home ministry was keen on modernisation of Maharashtra police force and wants them to be equipped with technology on par with global standards
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Thursday inaugurated Segway electric scooters for police personnel at Marine Drive in south Mumbai. While fifty of these two-wheeled, self-balancing 'personal transporters' will be deployed in south Mumbai, they will be also introduced for cops in suburban Bandra, Juhu and Versova areas, he said. The home ministry was keen on modernisation of Maharashtra police force and wants them to be equipped with technology on par with global standards, Deshmukh said.
The police personnel manning Segways will have public address system attached to their masks.
Home Minister @AnilDeshmukhNCP flagged off the first batch of Freego Self Balancing Scooters for Mumbai Police at Nariman Point.— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) June 11, 2020
These will be deployed along all promenades in the city for crowd management & patrolling purposes.#SafetyFirst pic.twitter.com/RISGamMxBC
They will also monitor social distancing, he said, adding that drones will provide additional cover to the police poss on Segways
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