Always wanted to see a prince charming on a white horse? Well, we might have just found something a tad bit different but relatable to the same.
Mumbai police is bringing back its veteran style of patrolling back into the city, which is patrolling on the horses very soon. The mounted police unit for traffic control and crowd control will come back to the financial capital of India after 88 years.
Approved by the Maharastra home ministry, the horses will be deployed on the Mumbai streets after taking part in the Republic day parade this year. The mounted police unit will help in controlling the crowd and traffic gathering during festivals and marches, especially the beaches.
The logic is, the rider attains a good height while he is mounted on the horse thus can manage traffic crowd better, said Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmuk.
Moreover, this is not the first time Mumbai will witness the mounted police unit type patrolling. Such style of patrolling was frequent until 1932 after being disbanded.
This is the first time, the mounted police unit is being brought back in India after independence. The unit will comprise of 30 horses apart from a sub-inspector, one assistant PSI, four havaldars and 32 constables.