By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, Aug 26: As part of his fifth interaction through PRAGATI - the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governce and Timely Implementation, Prime Minister rendra Modi interacted with personnel at Panbazar police station in Guwahati.
During his interaction with Assistance Commissioner of Police (ACP) Ponjit Duarah, Modi sought to know the progress of the Crime and Crimil Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) scheme, a centrally funded project.
"The Prime Minister was given a demonstration of the progress of the Crime and Crimil Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) scheme, through live video conferencing with three police stations in the States of Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Kartaka. He called for enhancing both the level of sophistication, and the speed of implementation of this scheme across the country," an official statement said.
Guwahati Police commissioner Mukesh Agarwal said the Prime Minister inquired as to how Assam Police was using the CCTNS on ground, especially at the tha level, and what were its advantages. "He also gave some suggestions, which we cannot share," Agarwal said.
DCP (central) Amitava Sinha the Prime Minister posed some questions (on the CCTNS) which were answered to his satisfaction. "We feel we could satisfy him," he said.
Sources said Modi wanted to know if information regarding the arrest of an accused is dissemited to all the police stations through the system. Assam Police has already put in place such a system.
ACP Ponjit Duarah, who was deputed to interact with Modi, said he was initially nervous. "Of course I was nervous initially, but thankfully, we could follow it up well," Duarah, who thanked the State government and Assam Police for giving him the opportunity of a "life-time" to interact with the PM said.
In course of his review elsewhere today, the Prime Minister reviewed the progress of key infrastructure projects in the Railway, Road, Power, Telecommunication and Agri-Infrastructure sectors, spread over several states including Andhra Pradesh, Telanga, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Tamil du, West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Harya and Uttar Pradesh. The projects reviewed also included the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor and Cheni Metro Rail.
The Prime Minister had in March 25 launched his ambitious multi-purpose and multi-modal platform, PRAGATI, which is aimed at addressing the common man's grievances and monitoring important programmes and projects.