Ludhiana, April 14 Ludhiana will soon join the elite group of selected metropolitan cities in the country to have a digital map. Once completed, the map will help the police to respond better to emergency-like situations.
The brainchild of Ludhiana SSP R K Jaiswal, the map will be prepared by Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College.
“We have got in touch with the Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College and have requested them to prepare the digital map of the city. Being a leading engineering institute of the region, the college has the required infrastructure and expertise to prepare this digital map,” he told the Newsline.
Giving the details of the project, the SSP said the map will have all the landmarks of the city and will have the minute details of all the areas of the city.
“It would be a multi-utility digital map which would be based on the data of the city,” he added.
“This map will be attached to every police control room (PCR) and PCR bikes. So when this digital map is ready, one would be able to know the location of PCR bikes in the city. It will become easy to trace PCR bikes anywhere and anytime. The areas where police help is needed could be identified immediately by just glancing at the map.
It will increase the efficiency of the police and will make the reaction time of the policemen more accurate,” the district police chief said.
SSP Jaiswal further said the digital map is a pre-requisite for installing the global positioning system (GPS) which makes police able to know the location of its vehicles, stolen vehicles or vehicles being driven by criminals.
Jaiswal said the idea struck him from the successful experiments of some metropolitan cities where digital maps have already been in place. “Efforts are on to get this digital map prepared as early as possible but still no deadline has been set,” he added.