According to reports, the computers at police stations across the state will not shut down in case of a power failure in the near future. Reason: the state police headquarters has initiated the process of providing solar power back-up to the police stations.
With computerisation of police stations across the state expected to be completed by December 2014, the state police headquarters has been offering solar power backup to electric gadgets including computers, printers and scanners to police stations.
In fact, the solar power backup project has been completed in 12 districts under the first phase. These districts include three Naxal affected districts of Sonbhadra, Chandauli and Mirzapur. The other districts are Khiri, Pilibhit, Bahraich, Balrampur, Maharajganj, Siddarthnagar and Shravasti and two on UP-Bihar border – Ghazipur and Ballia.
Deputy SP, police welfare, Ashutosh Mishra told TOI that “we will be giving solar power backup to electronic gadgets at police stations for uninterrupted power supply through solar power plants so that work at police stations could not be affected.”
The solar power back-up will enhance the working of police stations in rural areas and aid in the smooth running of the Crime Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS).
With power-backs available round the clock, internet linking and exchange of data too would be ensured all the time.
CCTNS aims at creating a national database of crime and criminals through their biometric profiles to enable easy sharing of information across police stations at the state level as well as national level. Prisons, courts and immigration wings will also be linked under CCTNS.
Under the first phase, four solar power plants of 10 KW were installed in 12 districts and with the help of solar power plants and it will be giving power backup to all electric equipment including computers, printers, scanners and other apparatuses for more than six hours.
He said, “The problem of power cuts could be tackled at police stations and offices after electronic gadgets will be getting power backup. It will also help in energy conservation. Solar power backup is more required in the police stations located in rural areas which face long power cuts.”