Govt plans to upgrade police stations in State

Staff Reporter
 GUWAHATI, Feb 19 – The State government is in the process of chalking out a full-fledged plan to improve the condition of the police stations and outposts in the State and set up new ones wherever required. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary today informed the State Assembly that a police station assessment matrix has been prepared to address all the issues related to the police stations and outposts. A number of MLAs today drew the attention of the Assembly towards the pitiable condition of the police stations, which are in dire need of repair or reconstruction. The requirement of new police stations and outposts for better policing in several remote areas of the State was also stressed in the question hour today.

The minister added that following the report from a committee formed under the chairmanship of the DGP, the government is drawing a comprehensive plan to set up new police stations/outposts or repair and upgrade the infrastructure of the existing ones. A scheme, Mission for Overall Improvement of Thana for Responsive Image (MOITRI), has been taken up for infrastructure development of the police stations. An administrative approval of Rs 189 crore has already been given for upgrading the infrastructure of 73 police stations.

Doomdooma MLA Durga Bhumij raised the issue of the delay in upgrading the Talap outpost to a proper police station and the status of setting up an outpost in the trouble-torn Kakojan area at Philobari.

“Not just the police station but battalion barracks are also in a very pitiable condition,” he mentioned.”

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