Kohima, May 7: The SMS-based Vehicle Monitoring System of
Nagaland police has bagged the National Award for Smart Policing instituted by
Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), police said
The award for the Best Practice in the category of Road Safety and Traffic
Management was presented to Nagaland Police by Union Minister of State for Home
Affairs, Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary at a function in New Delhi yesterday, a
release issued by Deputy Commissioner of Police Zone-2, K P A Ilyas said.
Nagaland Police was among the six state police selected for making
presentations on the best smart policing initiatives across the country after
the award ceremony.
The SMS-based Vehicle Monitoring System was conceived by the Nagaland Police
Department and executed by Ben Imchen, a post-graduate from IIT Delhi and
proprietor of Elysium Enterprises.
The project was launched in April last year and has resulted in substantial
reduction in theft of four-wheelers across the state while more than 100
vehicles have been recovered so far using the application.
It provides an easy platform for policemen and citizens to report vehicle theft
and alert the various field formations of police across the state by sending
one SMS. -