60 cycles provided to several police stations in the first phase Credit: Twitter 

Imphal: In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the Kakching district police of Manipur has launched a ‘cycle patrol unit’ on Monday. The event was held at the DSP’s office in the presence of top police officers, district administrators and local bodies, among others.

Flagged off by the Inspector General of Police (Zone-I), Clay Khongsai, the induction of cycles into the police force is a step towards reducing air pollution.

In the first phase of the programme, 60 cycles have been allotted to several police stations in the district, while 60 more are to be inducted in the next phase.

120 cycles to be provided to all the police stations of Kakching district in Manipur

The cycle unit has reportedly been launched in a bid to bring the police and the public closer by making them more accessible apart from improving the infrastructure of the police department as well as the welfare of the personnel. It is also likely to reduce the burden of pollutants released by automobiles into the environment.

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