KCR opens command control centre, wants control of drugs, cyber crimes

Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has exhorted the police to focus on containing cyber crimes and spread of narcotic drugs

KCR opens command control centre, wants control of drugs, cyber crimes

HYDERABAD: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has exhorted the police to focus on containing cyber crimes and spread of narcotic drugs. He has emphasised the need to tackle these two menaces plaguing the society on a mission mode and wanted an officer of the rank of the Director-General of Police or Addl DGP should conduct a detailed study on cyber crimes and prepare a plan of action.

"The police department will exist till the humanity exists. It is extremely important to improve, reform, adapt and learn better policing methods for better security for the people. The Integrated Command Control Centre is a chance for the officials to have everything under one roof. We have prioritised our focus on Cyber Crime and Drugs and the technology at ICCC would help us eliminate these problems. The Telangana police are friendly police who work round the clock to serve the people and I salute them. With this Centre, I wish that they reach new heights, adapt and learn and serve the public in a more efficient way," said the Chief Minister at the inaugural of the Police Integrated Command and Control Centre on Thursday.

He also thanked the Telangana Police Departmentfor their relentless efforts not just in protecting the public but also supporting other government departments. He mentioned how the TSRTC was brought back to profits because of the coordination with police. He said that the Telangana police would be an example to all the police departments in India.

India's first Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) , which would house all the government departments and security forces under one roof and be the centre for supervision and action during regular days and emergencies, was inaugurated by Telangana's Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Thursday.

Hyderabad Police Commissioner CV Anand said, "I thank Chief Minister KCR for envisioning the Integrated Command and Control Centre. He made Telangana the only state with technology driven policing. No other State released a budget for such advanced policing. However, KCR dreamt of it and made it happen. Not just general police, natural disaster teams and all other departments also are included here. The ICCC is a 'blue pearl' added to the city of pearls."

Director General of Police (DGP) M Mahendar Reddy said, "The technology was developed after studying how New York Police, Washington Police and London Police and other international police work. This technology is important for police. In this tech-driven world, this ICCC will take policing a step forward. This is a hub for the future of modern technology in police and the hierarchy of command control centres. This will act as a network of all command and control centres of all departments of the State. The Centre has the facility to connect everyone with AI, big data tech, video tech and VR. This would also turn the public into law abiding citizens and bring a community change. The ICCC is one of its kind in the world."

The ICCC, a brainchild of KCR, would be connected to 9.25 lakh cameras installed across Telangana as part of the Safe City Project and community CCTV projects. The She Teams, emergency response-related agencies, Hawk Eye assistance and traffic command centre would also be housed in the tower and would be able to monitor and respond through the tower.

The four-tower complex has 20 floors each and a built-up area of 5.5 lakh sq ft. The double glass curtain wall technology would boost energy efficiency, thermal comfort and acoustics.

Other towers would have a multi-agency room and an auditorium, other departments and data centres.The museum was built to connect the general public to the police.

The Telangana State Police Command Control Centre will allow general public to enter the premises for a city view from the specified viewpoint. However, it is not free. They have to pay a certain fee for entry. The general public will not be allowed to designated high-security areas.

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