Chidambaram asks Delhi Police to ensure safety of senior citizens

January 31st, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The Delhi Police has been advised to take immediate steps to ensure the safety of senior citizens in the national capital, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said here Saturday. The homes minister said that he had reviewed the internal security situation in the national capital Jan 5 following which the Delhi Police have initiated a number of measures.

“In particular, I have advised the Delhi Police to take immediate steps to ensure the safety of senior citizens, verify tenants and domestic helps. The Delhi Police has also been advised to enforce traffic rules and regulations strictly,” he said at a press conference here.

“A pilot project to install CCTVs in 58 markets and 27 border points has been approved and is being implemented,” he added.

Chidambaram, who took over as the home minister after the Mumbai terror attacks, set for himself a target of 150 days to put in place critical strategies and strengthen intelligence systems to thwart further attacks.

“Delhi Police was given approval (in December, 2008) for an expenditure of Rs.56.8 million (Rs 5.68 crore) to procure 68 vehicles. Another approval was granted this month to incur an expenditure of Rs. 56.5 million (Rs.5.65 crore) to procure 72 more vehicles,” he informed.

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