Mangalore: DC Announces Introduction of GPS to Check Illegal Sand Mining

Mangalore: DC Announces Introduction of GPS to Check Illegal Sand Mining

Daijiworld Media Network—Mangalore (SR/CN)

Mangalore, Jul 4: Dakshina Kannada deputy commissioner (DC) V Ponnuraj on Saturday June 3 said that sand mining is going on illegally and the ‘goondas’ involved in this are attacking the mining and geology department officials who go for inspections.

Speaking at a press meet held at his office, the DC said that he has requested the government to add more officials for security.

Ponnuraj added that every mining truck will be colour coded and assigned numbers.

He added that each truck will be affixed with Global Positioning Systems (GPS) which may cost around Rs 12,000 each to track the mining activity.

Ponnuraj said that in case of violations, he would be informed by the Kerala checkpost and the permit will be cancelled and trucks seized.

He further said that GPS will be added to buses also and this may bring more comfort to the passengers in future.

He added that the system will be added by the end of the month and the government has to approve further plans.

K Ravindra, deputy director, department of mines and geology, said that they have very few staff and the mining mafia has many parallel routes of escape when caught.

Assistant commissioner Prabhulinga Kavalikatte and DCP (crime and traffic) M Muthuraya were also present at the meeting.


Comment on this article

  • Naveen, Hyderabad

    Tue, Jul 6 2010

    Indeed the right decision of the DC and need to appreciate the technology introduction and automation

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  • Imran, addur

    Mon, Jul 5 2010

    m not agree abt gps..m sure it wil not successful in DK Bcoz local sand supplier affect in dis gps. its my kind request to our beloved D.C plz remove dis gps system.

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  • Joe D'Souza, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 4 2010

    Best GPS is not the electronic one but General Public Sensing(GPS) and calling DC or Thashildar and informing with licence number.
    They should create 24 hour call in station. Calls should be un known caller. Office should take immediate swift action. Not like the Police 100 call number where when called for emergency, answering officer tells us to call area police office. By then the robber already pawned the loot. GPS or anything else,end result is the effective official at work.

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  • Anil, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 4 2010

    Dear DC how many months will this GPS WORK.what happened to bus voice.This technology is still nascent stage. who will monitor the gps data.wait for another 3 years to get this technology to be tested. Do not make waste with haste.

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  • KT, Managlore

    Sun, Jul 4 2010

    DC , don’t waste money on this. Please increase salary of the constables, GPS will never work in a country where we have corrupt politician.

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  • samsu, bangalore

    Sun, Jul 4 2010

    Good ..but i dnt think it will be successful.  Even it was not possible for US gps system to track pokhran nuclear test programme..  then what about our karnnakta GPS ystem to our kasaragod sand mafias who are expert in fake passpost,fake currencyy,fake visas, and other hawala to weapon racket
    any way good luck.

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  • siddarth, mangalore

    Sun, Jul 4 2010

    I did not understand . how do they track trucks which do not have the paint code and GPRS .

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  • sam, bermuda

    Sat, Jul 3 2010

    what about people sending sand in tankers ???to kerala ????

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