Hyd police to seek Rs 90-cr from Centre for its modernisation

Hyderabad, January 31: Aiming to deal with terrorism effectively, the Hyderabad City Police would submit a Rs 90- crore plan to the Centre in February for its modernisation under the Mega City Police Project (MCPP), a senior police officer said on Sunday.

Hyderabad is among the six cities, where the Mega City Police Project is being implemented to tackle terror, and a presentation on seeking fund approval for the project will be made at a high-level meeting convened at Delhi in February, Hyderabad City Commissioner of Police A K Khan told reporters.

“A plan is ready and I will make a presentation on the Rs 90-crore project. The fund is for procuring modern weapons, electronic gadgets, upgrading surveillance monitoring system and communication equipments for Hyderabad and Cyberabad Commissionerates,” Khan told journalists at ‘Meet the Press’ programme organised by Hyderabad Union of Journalists here.

“The funding under the Mega City Police project is applicable to cities where there is more possibility of terrorist strikes. The project aims to create a shield against terrorism,” Khan said.

Khan, who took over as the new City Police Chief last week further said, “We have the preparedness to face any terrorist attack,” adding now priority was on strengthening intelligence network.