Soon the scheme would be extended in the entire state as the police department is set to purchase 1000 such modified bikes after receiving budgetary sanctions, Home minister Kataria said.
Udaipur : Working towards an increased vigilance and prevent crimes, 21 well equipped versatile motorbikes have been pressed into service for the first time and they constitute what is known as ‘Sigma Big Patrolling ’. “The new scheme will not only help detect crime faster, but will also go a long way towards reducing crime ,” said Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria, after launching the service from Udaipur on Sunday. Kataria, flagged off the scheme in the city which would presently operate for 18 to 20 hours but soon be available 24 x 7 to cater to every distress call received at the police control room. “ Soon the scheme would be extended in the entire state as the department is set to purchase 1000 such modified bikes after budgetary sanctions” said Kataria.
The Sigma bikes are specially modified vehicles in Blue and Pink color with radium lights so that the common people may identify it from a distance. Sigma bikes have extra storage space in dickey to hold batteries, wireless, diaries and other materials necessary to handle emergencies. The bikers would have similar colored helmets on their head making it easy for the people to recognize them. “ Two Sigma teams have been assigned for each police station in the city periphery and a team of two cops on a bike will keep patrolling in their respective areas in shift duties, instead of waiting for a call at their station” informed Ajaypal Lamba, the superintendent of police. Riding on a bike, it would be much easier for the Sigma team to reach early as compared to the Chetak patrolling jeeps in the busy streets and thus would prove more effective in handling emergency situations like accidents, chain snatching, eve teasing etc to nab the culprits. The Sigma teams would act as moving police station to help public etc and also be responsible for traffic enforcement with a view to avoid road accidents and bring immediate relief to victims of accident. The teams would receive messages from the police control room to attend a particular situation and within target time, they would arrive at the informed spot, The teams would check crimes of trivial in nature on the roads in time and render assistance to the public when needed with care and courtesy.