baghel: Cm Baghel reports 61 new cars to patrol highways | Raipur News

Raipur: To crack down on human traffickers using the road, Chief Minister Bhupesh on Thursday reported 61 new vehicles for road patrols, including 24 vehicles dedicated to the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit and others to maintain law and order.
For the highway patrol system, about 15 new Ertiga vehicles will be put into service to ensure the safety of ordinary citizens on highways, smooth traffic flow and to provide immediate help and assistance in the event of a traffic accident, officials said.
These vehicles will operate in the districts of Baloda Bazar-Bhatapara, Gariyaband, Kabirdham, Bilaspur, Korba, Janjgir-Champa, Raigarh, Surguja and Bastar (Jagdalpur).
Highway patrol vehicles would be parked at a pre-determined location on the trunk road and upon receiving information of an accident in the relevant segment, the vehicles would rush to the scene for assistance, including transferring the injured to hospital and report the incident to the jurisdictional police station.
They would also maintain law and order until local police arrived.
Earlier, a total of 30 highway patrol vehicles in the state operated in Raipur, Durg, Mahasamund, Rajnandgaon, Balodabazar, Dhamtari, Balod, Bemetara, Koriya, Jashpur, Surajpur, Balrampur, Kanker and Kondagaon districts.
In a bid to strengthen the anti-human trafficking system, quad bike, motorbike and other needed resources have been provided to 11 districts in the state including Jashpur, Surguja, Korba, Raigarh, Bilaspur, Janjgir -Champa, Balodabazar, Mahasamund, Bastar, Narayanpur and Balrampur. This year, new vehicles worth Rs 3.60 crore have been provided to all districts under the “Nirbhaya Fund” for the establishment of new Anti-Human Trafficking Units (AHTUs) and the reinforcement of those established. A total of 24 light vehicles and 46 motorcycles among other resources have been made available to each unit through this fund.

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