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U.P Police Telecom Headquarters

Mahanagar, Lucknow

Headed by Director General of Police (Telecom)

Fax: 0522-2335346, Phone: 0522-2333983, 2335771


Brief History of Unit :-

Wireless Set installed on Elephants in Year 1938 during Kumbh Mela
In 1938, United Province (U.P.) became the first state in India to use Wireless Technology. In year 1938 during the Kumbh Mela-Haridwar, three mobile wireless sets were installed on the elephants for mobile radio communication. These mobile radios were linked to the Mela control room.
For the first time in year 1941 three static HF radio stations, one each at District Sitapur, Lucknow and Gorakhpur were established for U.P. Police. This was the first Police Communication network in India.
During the quit India movement of 1942, Law and order situation became volatile and explosive. To control this movement static radio stations were hastily installed at District Allahabad, Kanpur and Varanasi. Besides these one mobile radio station was also established in an emergency situation at District Ballia. However, the U.P. Police Radio organization came into its formal existence in year 1943 with the name “Police Wireless Telegraphy Service” under the supervision of one S.P. of the Imperial Police Sri. E.W. Hunt, with headquarters at district Sitapur.
Sri E.W. Hunt visiting Central Work Shop of Police Radio
The Police Radio/ Wireless headquarters was shifted to Lucknow from Sitapur in year 1948. Then after statewide radio/ wireless network was established for U.P. Police.
A large number of wireless equipments were fabricated indigenously from disposal of post world war-II surplus.
All district headquarters were linked to the state headquarters at Lucknow through wireless telegraphy, using HF radios.
After year 1950, the use of wireless sets by police became normal phenomenon. A special network was established for Anti-dacoity operation in the ravines of Chambal and adjoining districts of Agra. Many dreaded gangs liquidated due to reliable wireless communication links during these operations.
Police man Communicating with R/T Back- Pack
Radio Set
Sri E.W. Hunt
Three wireless stations were installed on Indo-Tibet border in 1951 under the leadership of Sri. C.P. Joshi, DIG/State Radio Officer. Later on PAC battalions (then known as Special Police Force) were deployed on this border.
Three HF wireless stations, programmed at different frequencies, were established at the high altitude sector headquarters of Joshimath, Uttarkashi and Askot. These sector headquarters were linked with Battalion Headquarters at Moradabad and State Headquarters at Lucknow. U.P. Police also established a wireless station at the staggering height of 16000 feet (Rattakona) deep in the Himalayas. This was the world’s highest wireless station.
In the year 1958, Hon’ble Chief Minister of U.P., Dr. Sampoorananand laid foundation of U.P. Police Radio Headquarters's building at Mahanagar, Lucknow and inaugurated by the first Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru in 1963. This building is one of the earliest architectural marvels as far as Uttar Pradesh Police buildings are concerned.
Uttar Pradesh Police Radio Headquarters Mahanagar, Lucknow
His Excellency President of India, Sri Gyani Jail Singh at Signal center of Radio Headquarters
The first Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru also inaugurated advanced communication centre and electronics exploration unit at this Headquarters.
His Excellency President of India, Sri Gyani Jail Singh was one of the renowned dignitaries who had visited this Headquarters.
Wireless technology was also adopted for city policing in a broad way in sixties. City Control Rooms in all major cities were provided with wireless fitted Patrol Cars. All Police Stations and important out-posts were also linked to the Police control rooms with Wireless Telephony.
In seventies(Year1975-76), the Anti-dacoity Campaign was strengthened by providing VHF radio telephony sets to all rural Police stations and district control rooms. Thus, for the first time a district Superintendent Police could talk directly on Radio Telephony set with any rural or urban Police station of the district.
Introduction of Radio Telephony sets in 1975-76 & establishment of Control Room
 During 1987 Range Repeater System was introduced in the state. With the help of these range repeaters, a range DIG was able to talk to any SP of his range on wireless set. The state Headquarters was linked directly on radio telephony with district Allahabad, Faizabad and Ayodhya. 
Manual Installation of 80 to 90 feet triangular Iron Lattice mast for Antenna mounting
In 1988, a trial was conducted successfully to install a repeater station at the height of 10,000 feet at famous “Surkhanda Devi” peak in district Tehri Garhwal now in Uttarakhand. The installation of this repeater station brought a revolution in Uttar Pradesh Police Telecommunication in this region. This repeater station enhanced the range of VHF Radio Telephony communication among the districts of Meerut and Bareilly zones.
Over the decade 1986-1996, the Uttar Pradesh Police Radio entered the field of Computerised Communication with the installation of its first Automex system. Tele-printers installed at district headquarters were linked automatically to each other with the help of this Automex system.
In December 1996, the organization commissioned its first Super Automex System. The existing Automex and Super Automex systems were inter-linked to provide automatic message switching connectivity to all the districts of the state. At present Virtual Private Network has taken over the earlier line communication systems.
Automatic Message Switching System (Automex) started in year 1986

Present Activities :-
  • In Radio Telephony Communication, old conventional sets are replaced by the 4th generation microprocessor based featured radio sets. Now, the user has the facilities like caller identification, eliminate the grid jamming, maintain grid discipline etc. It is also possible to make selective calls, which confines speech communication within a group or even among a couple of users. 
  • Wireless telegraphy is the only documentary communication & Radio telephony added a new dimension to voice communication. Now technology has the third dimension of vision to enable video communication through Closed circuit television (CCTV).
  • Closed circuit television (CCTV) has been extensively used for Shrine security at Kashi, Mathura, Ayodhya, Zone/Range and other districts. It is also used by Government Railway Police (GRP) & Security branch and District Police for various Law & Order duties and Surveillance of cruising.
    Closed Circuit Television Monitoring Center
    • VHF repeaters are being used to link district headquarters with their range headquarters for voice communication.
      • Wireless based Public address systems are being used extensively by district Police for crowd control and maintenance of law and order situations.
      • The Uttar Pradesh Police has entered in the area of state of art of technology with planned introduction of satellite communication through POLNET, the National Police Satellite Network. At present 56 districts of U.P have POLNET V-SAT. POLNET connectivity is not only a means of voice communication but also provides computer connectivity, data communication and fax too. This satellite link is providing inter-district and inter-state communication for Voice, Data and Fax

      • State of art GPS/GIS based Ultra Modern Control Rooms are being setup in the district of Kanpur, Lucknow, Ghaziabad and Allahabad. Mobile Data Terminals (MDTs) are being provided to patrol units (4 Wheeler, 2 Wheeler and Supervisory officers) of these districts to reduce response time of the police action. 
      GPS/GIS based Modern Control Room
      • Radio workshops have been upgraded by introducing advance workshop equipments such as Field frequency programming units, Radio communication test sets, soldering/de-soldering stations etc.
      Radio Headquarters :: VHF Radio Work Shop
      Women Power line
      Control Room

      Control Room

      Fire Brigade


      Fire Brigade




      Child Helpline


      Child Hepline