LAHORE (APP): The safe cities project's first Punjab Police Integrated Command, Communication and Control Center (PPIC3) will start working from June 2017 while the inauguration of this system will be made during the forthcoming month of Moharram-ul-Haram .
These views were expressed by Inspector General of Police Punjab, Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera at training and orientation session arranged for the newly recruited 361 communication specialists and police communication officers, including 25 women, for this project at Aiwan-e-Iqbal here on Wednesday.
All senior police officers and Punjab Safe Cities Authority's officers were also present.
The IGP said the recruitment process of these officers for the Safe City Project was transparent and all hirings were made through NTS on merit.
Mushtaq Sukhera said initially at 1600 points of Lahore, 8,500 cameras would be installed which would directly be controlled by PPIC3 system at Qurban Lines, Lahore. The DIG Operation would be the commander and two officers of SSP rank being the deputy commander.
He said that through this project all kind of emergency response, including Rescue 1122, Ambulance and fire brigade, 15 calls could be directly managed, besides having the surveillance of terrorism and other criminal activities in the city. The communication officer on duty will be authorized to handle all these emergencies received directly to this center and can also dispatched orders to the nearest unit, respectively.
Mushtaq Sukhera stated that through this system the traffic management could be more comfortable as the citizens could adopt their traveling sectors by getting information regarding traffic situation at various roads.
He added that later on, this Safe Cities project would be introduced in five big cities including Multan, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, Bahawalpur and Faisalabad.
Earlier, the project director of Safe City Project, Akbar Nasir presented the welcome address.
The IGP, on the occasion, also thanked the British experts for their cooperation.