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Nagaland has positive economic growth especially in private sectors: Neiphiu Rio


The CM, Dy CM flag off the 35 Boleros, 100 Bikes, and two Mobile Forensic Investigation Van (MFVs), for Nagaland Police at Police Complex, Chumoukedima, The new vehicles would strengthen the policing for quick response and more effective service (s) to the public said Rio

By Imna Longchar, TFM Nagaland Correspondent

Nagaland chief minister, Neiphiu Rio, on Wednesday has said that with the remarkable economic growth in the country, the state of Nagaland has also “positive economic growth” particularly in the private sectors.

Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio was speaking at the flagging off of the 35 Boleros, 100 Bikes, and two Mobile Forensic Investigation Van (MFVs), at Police Complex, Chumoukedima, accompanied by home minister, Y Patton.

The flagging off of the vehicles would strengthen the policing for quick response and more effective service (s) to the public said Rio keeping in mind the rapid growth in urban areas in Dimapur, Chumoukedima, Niuland, and districts like Mokokchung, and Tuensang.

He said that in this time of economic growth, the enterprises also face problems, including crimes and that the government are concern for the security and safety of all the citizens particularly business community.

Pointing out that Dimapur, which is the only commercial hub in Nagaland, and having the distinction of being where extortions, illegal taxations, and crimes are being committed rampantly, Rio maintained that sharing border with Assam, different people live challenging the policing of the uniformed personnel from within Dimapur and surrounding areas.

He asserted that if all areas are put to check than the state would be a safer place while also urging the police to upgrade themselves with latest technology and “blue policy” against any social elements in urban areas.

Maintaining that over the years, Nagaland police have been actively performing their duties with effectiveness in bringing laurel to the state in checking on different crimes, Rio later hoped that with the addition of the new vehicles, it would be able to track criminals and chase when and where operation and connection is leading to.

He later assured the police that his government would always support and encouraged the police and the administration to continue in executing with their duties diligently while also urging public’s support and cooperation for the police and administration in performing their duties effectively so as to provide peace and security to all the citizens.

Nagaland’s deputy chief minister, Y Patton, who is also in-charge of Home department, maintained that the Nagaland government was not “just adding” vehicles to its fleet but fortifying its commitment in ensuring the safety and security of the citizens.

Stating that the vehicles also symbolises the government’s dedication to responding swiftly and effectively to the needs of the people, he said they are an essential resource that would enhance operational capabilities, particularly in areas where mobility is crucial for timely intervention.

With the introduction of the new vehicles, Y Patton said it would continuously bolster the state’s police force mobility and also enable quicker response time, greater reach, and more effective patrolling.

Patton further urged the citizens of Nagaland to continue their partnership with the police, as their vigilance, cooperation, and timely reporting of suspicious activities play a crucial role in preventing crime and maintaining peace.

He also informed that the government is committed in providing all necessary support to the police force, and understand that effective law enforcement requires not just vehicles and equipment, but also continuous training, adequate resources, and a supportive environment.

He later extended his best wishes to the Nagaland Police as they embark on this new chapter with enhanced capabilities and hope to continue to strive towards excellence in law enforcement and work together to build a safer, more secure Nagaland.

Meanwhile, according to an official bulletin, Director General of Police (DGP), Nagaland, Rupin Sharma, in his welcome address thanked the Chief Minister, under whose direction and guidance, the Nagaland Police have taken a substantial stride towards effective tactics way to deal with the situation.

He said that some of the vehicles are connected with GPS and idea of this connection is to make it more effective, safer and more secure for the State.

He stated that the addition of new vehicles is a momentous achievement for the State, and will enhance the operational capacities of the law and enforcement agency.

The State police have taken a transformative step with inclusion of these vehicles and with this addition of vehicles in line with commitment to improving public safety, quick response time during emergencies, ensure justice, solving crimes, and creating a secure environment for the citizens.

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