IS THIS ENOUGH?
Costal security helpline 1093
Navi Mumbai special branch which is responsible for guarding the coastline has strength of 77 officials including 15 assistant and sub-inspectors and 62 constables and drivers.
They have only 14 bulletproof jackets and nine life jackets.
Number of speedboats available with
them is just 7. The length of the Navi Mumbai coastline is 104 kilometre. While 60 kilometres are surrounded by the Arabian sea, the remaining 44 kilometres are along creeks.
We may not have the required manpower for guarding the coastline, but we are trying to find a solution. We have police mitras and Sagar Rakshak dals. They keep updating us about the happenings. We conduct meetings with volunteers. SURESH MENGADE, deputy commissioner of police (special branch)