Jamshedpur, Aug. 26: Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Friday announced to make police stations in Steel City Jamshedpur and capital Ranchi as smart police stations in the next one year.
Das, who inaugurated two blocks of nine-storied (G+8) flats for lower subordinates (rank of havildars and constables) at the Golmuri police line here thisnoon announced that government has taken a decision to make all urban police stations smart in phase wise manner in major cities.
“We are working on an ambitious plan to makeover all the police stations. We want to give a facelift so that people coming to the police stations should not be inconvenienced.
In a phase wise manner all the police stations will be made smart. In the first leg police stations in Jamshedpur and Ranchi would be made smart followed by Dhanbad and Bokaro in the second phase,” said Das.
According to the officials of the Jharkhand Police Housing Corporation Limited (JPHCL), which looks after infrastructure for police in the state, the smart police stations will be equipped with modern amenities.
It will have elaborate sitting arrangement with illumination, fans, toilets and drinking water facility in the reception room where a visitor can wait in comfort at the police stations. This apart there will be CCTV installed at lock-ups and corridors of the police station, separate lock-ups for women and men.
ADGP and managing director JPHCL, K. S Meena who was also present during the inauguration ceremony, said that the work on the project is on.
“ We have started the tender process and we hope to complete the process of converting all the police stations into smart police stations in Jamshedpur and Ranchi in the next one year,” said.
The Chief Minister further announced for a residential school for children of police jawans posted in rebel hit areas.
“ We are also concerned about the jawans fighting at the Naxal hit areas. Providing quality education for their children is an initiative in this direction so that they can do their duty without worrying about their children. We are in the process of selecting a land near Ranchi for the residential school which would have infrastructure at par with best of schools in the state,” said Das.
The Chief Minister said that instructions have been given to the home department for improving infrastructure at all police barracks in the state in a phase-wise manner.
MD of JPHCL said that directives have been issued to all the SPs to submit requirements about infrastructure in police barracks.
Earlier, in the day, Das also inaugurated online four quarters for lower subordinates at Jaraikela (in West Singhbhum), renovated police stations at Anandpur, Keraikala and Kiriburu (all in West Singhbhum), Mohammadganj and Pipra (both in Palamau), nine-storied building for upper subordinates (SI and inspector ranks) at Ranchi and Bokaro and four-storied building for upper subordinates at Daltonganj. The total cost of all these projects is about Rs 27 crore.