While 'Jaagte Raho' was the catchphrase every watchman used to keep away thieves, it seems like Lucknow Police has now taken inspiration from the same to improve security in the city.
According to reports, Uttar Pradesh Police have now started a pilot project where all Dial-100 Police Response Vehicles' (PRV) will play 'Jaagte Raho' instead of their usual sirens. This pilot has already started in Hazratganj area of Lucknow.
#WATCH Dial-100 Police Response Vehicle (PRV)'s siren plays tune of "Jagte Raho"(stay awake) in Lucknow. Abhay Mishra,Circle Officer,Hazratganj:The tune will be played in PRVs all night to alert the public, like watchmen used to do. It has started in Hazratganj as a pilot project pic.twitter.com/ibDwMxTryh— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) June 24, 2019
A police officer of the Hazratganj area said,
The tune will be played in PRVs all night to alert the public, like watchmen used to do. It has started in Hazratganj as a pilot project. Its success will be monitored and will be applied elsewhere in the future.
While the police athaurities are using new and different methods to keep the crime at bay, people of Twitter have some mixed reactions.
UP police will not let you sleep, literallly. Age old technique of watchmen shouting 'Jaagte Raho' to be incorporated in police response vehicle (PRV). The tune 'Jaagte Raho' playing in a PRV in Lucknow. pic.twitter.com/OiO8YeUhfY— Piyush Rai (@Benarasiyaa) June 25, 2019
Thank God, they are not playing "Bhago Bhago, Thaain, Thaain (sound of a gun shot)".— Human First (@SayItWithTweet) June 25, 2019
Bad initiative @Uppolice @Igrangelucknow @lkopolice— 𝕲𝖚𝖕𝖙𝖆 ji (@eartherian) June 25, 2019
Being alert is one thing. But asking people to be awake all night is running away from the responsibility of creating a safe environment in the cities so that public can sleep safely in their homes.@myogiadityanath
Nice. Good to see innovation from government services— IntelInside (@raviterb) June 25, 2019
Wasteful endeavour, most of these PRV cops keep sitting gossiping playing cards for hours and in the meantime, some car theft occurs.— pradip kumar (@Adipkr) June 25, 2019
They are there to keep an eye alert & vigilant but these guys are too much engrossed in other things. Compare the performance good for nothing
May be a little disturbing for society but as it's a pilot, let's see if it can bring a change. Whatsoever happens, all the "Chowkidaars" would be proud. #Jaagte-raho#— Prateek Jain (@Prateek16172119) June 25, 2019
This is utter nonsense.— Smoking_Gun (@Smoking68762737) June 25, 2019
पुलिस के होते हुए भी पब्लिक को रात भर जागना ही पड़े तो @Uppolice की ज़रूरत ही क्या है? सरकार पुलिस महकमे पर जनता का इतना पैसा क्यों ख़र्च करे?
If the pilot turns out to be a hit in the city, the recorded tune would be played in other areas for traffic management.