‘Lakhs of Delhi Police followers on SMS, Facebook’January 6th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Delhi Police Commissioner B.K. Gupta said Friday that the force had more than 100,000 SMS subscribers and nearly the same amount of followers on social networking site Facebook.
Addressing the annual press conference of Delhi Police, Gupta said: “We have 107,264 subscribers of our SMS facility, 92,604 members on Facebook and 5,276 followers on Twitter.”
According to Gupta, the initiatives have increased the police’s connect with the general public, especially the net-savvy youngsters of the capital.
The Delhi traffic police constantly updates Delhiites on jams and provides other information via social networking sites and SMS services.
Followes on Facebook and Twitter can also upload pictures of traffic rule violators, errant drivers or obstructions on roads to get them redressed quickly.
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