Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ahmedabad City gets 2 new police stations

The city is slated to get two more police stations by end of this year. Sarkhej police station, right now with Ahmedabad rural police, will be included in the city police system, said a new circular issued by director general of police (DGP) SS Khandwawala on Tuesday. In addition, Bopal will become a new police station under Ahmedabad rural police.

According to the circular, the state police force will have 25 new police stations by the end of this year. The 25 include 11 existing check posts — mainly in Saurashtra and north Gujarat, and 14 brand new police stations.
“Ahmedabad will get Ranip and Anandnagar police stations. While Anandnagar will take care of portions of Vejalpur and Satellite police stations, Ranip will take load off Sabarmati and Naranpura police stations. The division was necessary due to ever-expanding population and limited police staff. The older police stations were serving to the population two decades ago,” said a senior city police official.
Another police station to come under Ahmedabad city police purview is Sarkhej. It takes care of a large part of newly-developed areas in and around Makarba and SG Highway. For officials, it would make administrative sense to deal with Sarkhej as a city police station.
For rural police, Bopal has become a new police station. The demand was pending for quite some time and the senior officials have guaranteed that it will now be fulfilled. The new police station will be carved out of Sarkhej police station jurisdiction. Sarkhej police station currently takes care of around 35 square kilometres, said officials.

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