helicopter1In addition to modern weaponry and vehicles, the city’s police could also get a helicopter in the future to carry out monitoring and reach sites of emergencies quickly, Home Minister Jayant Patil said. Presently the traffic situation in the city is bad and it takes a long time for police authorities to travel from south Mumbai to nothern parts which is undesirable in case of an emergency. Hence there is a need helicopter for such situations, said the Home Minister Jayant Patil. The helicopter could be used to ferry officials quickly to the site of emergencies and can also be used to monitor traffic, Patil said, adding that the state government would take steps towards acquiring it. The Home Minister denied that there had been any specific intelligence inputs received regarding aerial attacks by terrorists in the city, but said a helicopter would help police mantain security of the city and its boundaries. Bureau report – NMTV News.

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