Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy has assured that the State Government would take all measures to turn Hyderabad into a safe and secure city.
Speaking after launching 'Interceptor Vehicles for Armed Intervention' at Necklace Road here on Friday, the Home Minister said that the new vehicles were introduce to ensure quick response to any law and order contingencies especially in the event of armed attacks. Describing the move as a people-friendly exercise through community policing, he said that the introduction of new vehicles would inculcate a sense of confidence, solidarity and security among the common people.
The Home Minister said that the concept of Interceptor Vehicles was adopted in view of Mumbai Terror Attack of 2008 where scores of innocent lives were lost. As many as 17 Interceptor Vehicles were launched on Friday in the first phase under Hyderabad Commissionerate jurisdiction and 25 more vehicles will be soon launched under Cyberabad Police limits. Equipped with an armed component of four personnel with bullet proof jackets, these vehicles will be stationed at important strategic locations in the city. They will be on duty round-the-clock and will have high-tech communication equipments.
Telangana Director General of Police Anurag Sharma said the Interceptor Vehicles with armed personnel have been trained to counter any extremist, terror or other armed attacks. Hyderabad Police Commissioner M Mahender Reddy informed that the vehicles would be monitored by the Command and Control Centre of Hyderabad City Police.