On Wednesday, the state police’s department unveiled a smartphone application to track down stolen and lost cars.
The Punjab Police Commissioner of Police (CP), Rakesh Agrawal, launched a first-of-its-kind initiative established in partnership with the Ludhiana Commissionerate Police.
The hi-tech and robust vehicle finder solution, “PP VFS,” was launched as a pilot project in Ludhiana, thanks to the brainchild of the Director-General of Police (DGP), Dinkar Gupta.
To overcome the problem of tracing the recovered vehicles, we have made a mobile app called, “PP VFS”, for the public to find out whether their stolen vehicle has been recovered in any of the police stations across the state,” said the DGP, while adding that “PP VFS” stands for Punjab Police Vehicle Finder System.
Launching the app, the Ludhiana police chief said sometimes a vehicle was stolen and recovered in different police stations or even different districts. “In such cases, the public find it difficult to know whether their stolen vehicle has indeed been recovered unless the police contact them,” he explained.
“There is also an advanced search system in the app, wherein the public can search their vehicle by uploading the make, model, and color details,” the CP said.