The Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath led government has promised to crack down on illegal activities and now it has moved its focus onto highway stretches too. The Uttar Pradesh Police and the Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) in a meeting held on Saturday decided to set up 24 police outposts on the 302 km long expressway. The police and UPEIDA have decided to make the police posts in order to deter criminal activity on the expressway. UPEIDA will hold meetings with police officials from 9 districts through which the expressway passes. The two agencies will then decide the optimum places where the police posts can be located. The police posts will be built by the expressway authority after the locations of the posts are decided upon, according to the Times of India.
The decision to set up the police posts was decided in a meeting chaired by Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) Sulkhan Singh. Officials of the UPEIDA CEO Avinash Awasthi, ADG Law and Order Ashwani Kumar Awasthi, ADG and SSP Lucknow, ADG Agra and IG Kanpur attended the meeting, according to Nav Bharat Times.
During the meeting it was decided to make four police posts each in Agra and Kannauj, three police posts each in Kanpur, Unnao, Firozabad and Etawah, two police posts in Mainpuri and one each in Lucknow and Auraiya according to the Nav Bharat Times.
UPEIDA will also provide 20 patrolling vehicles, four high-speed interceptors, and two cranes. Adequate police force will also be deployed at the police posts to stop heavy vehicles and vehicles moving in the wrong direction. This last move will help in the smooth flow of traffic, according to Zee News