Navi mumbai guard city’s coastline
Seven speed boats, eight rifles, 14 bulletproof jackets and 19 life jackets are all they have to secure 104-km coastline
has been finalised so far.
Suresh Mengade, deputy commissioner of police ( special branch), said, “We may not have the required manpower for guarding the coastline, but we are trying to find a solution for that. The villagers of these areas are in constant touch with our officials and are working as our eye and ear. We also have police mitras and Sagar Rakshak dals and they keep updating us about the happening in those areas. We are conducting meetings with these volunteers regularly.”
“The gram p a n ch ayat members also give details on WhatsApp groups. We have alerted all the residents to contact us on coastal helpline 1093 if they find anything unusual along the coastline. Likewise, fishermen have also been given identity cards and we conduct random checking among them with biometric devices,” he added.