BHOPAL : Police department is looking for wrinkle-free cloth for cops’ uniform and shoes that look graceful yet sturdy.
The present uniform is not comfortable for the field officers, who have to wear it for almost 18 hours a day.
If they wear cotton uniform, it gets wrinkled within a few hours and if they wear uniforms made of other materials, it is not so graceful. In summers sweat marks appear on the uniform.
The same is the story with the shoes. Field force wear leather shoes which are not comfortable for long hours’ use, though they are comfortable for office work.
Besides, it is difficult to run with leather shoes and if they are permitted to wear sports shoes, they don’t match with the uniform.
IG (Provisions) Shahid Absar informed that the department is taking the help of National Fashion Designing and Technology to for suitable fabric that does not get wrinkled, will not fade even after repeated wash and will not look clumsy after wearing it for long hours.
The department has also contacted cloth mills and requested them for sample materials that meet their needs. Similarly, the department also searching for shoes which should match the uniform and comfortable.
The samples will be put up before a committee for selection after which tenders will be floated for the same.