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No more hunger pangs for on-duty cops as dept launches mobile canteen

Chandigarh police Thursday launched two novel concepts - a mobile police canteen and a solar power plant.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh |
July 12, 2013 2:31:11 am

Chandigarh police Thursday launched two novel concepts – a mobile police canteen and a solar power plant.

The mobile canteen is aimed at helping police personnel avoid staying hungry while they are on duty for long hours at rallies and VIP visits,while the solar power plant has been built for generating electricity in an environment-friendly manner.

UT adviser K K Sharma Thursday flagged off the mobile police canteen and inaugurated the 25 KW solar power plant stationed on the terrace of the police headquarters. Both the initiatives have been conceptualized by Inspector-General of Police R P Upadhyaya.

The solar power plant,costing Rs 27.15 lakh,is expected to generate 100 units of electricity daily. “The concept of a solar power plant is highly commendable,keeping in view the technical capacity required by the department,” Sharma said.

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The mobile canteen is centralized and would start from the police headquarters catering to personnel on duty at rallies and VIP visits in Chandigarh. A wireless set would be provided in the vehicle which would be connected to the control room at the headquarters,from where the driver would be informed about the location of requirement of the vehicle.

“The canteen would take care of the personnel who are usually devoid of all the luxuries of life. The canteen would also add an element of humour as many a times VIPs are late during events and the officers on duty have to keep waiting for a long time,” said Sharma.

“Tea and snacks would be provided in the mobile canteen. Apart from this,breakfast,lunch and dinner would also be provided according to the requirement of the personnel. Food provided would be completely free of cost,” said DSP Police Lines Suman Kumar.

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