COASTAL SE­CU­RITY

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI -

Navi Mum­bai spe­cial branch which is re­spon­si­ble for guard­ing a coast­line has strength of 77 of­fi­cials in­clud­ing 15 as­sis­tant and subin­spec­tors and 62 con­sta­bles and driv­ers.

They have only 14 bul­let­proof jack­ets and 9 life jack­ets.

Num­ber of speed­boats avail­able with them is just 7.

The length of the Navi Mum­bai coast­line is 104km. While 60 kilo­me­tres are sur­rounded by the Ara­bian sea, the re­main­ing 44 kilo­me­tres are along creeks.

HT

Ear­lier, the po­lice had only 230 vol­un­teers to as­sist them in safe­guard­ing the coast­line.

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