December 14, 2013
WB govt decides to create 8 new police stations in Kolkata for better security
South Kolkata is all set to get 8 new police stations for heightened security and safety of the citizens. The new police stations are: Golf Green, Rajdanga, Baghajatin, Panchasayar, Sarsuna, South Behala, Barisha and Anandapur. The eight existing police stations will be split soon, taking the number of police stations under Lalbazar from 65 to 73.
All the police stations that are proposed to be split are in the added areas. A split in jurisdiction would help in effective management of the forces, a senior officer said.
Police commissioner Surajit Kar Purkayastha had sent the proposal to split eight police stations to the finance department earlier this year.
The proposal had been cleared along with the proposed recruitment of 176 sub-inspectors, 21 of them women, and 169 sergeants. These officers will be deployed in the proposed new police stations along with redistribution of the existing manpower.
This is the second time in two years that the Calcutta police map is set to undergo a change. Seventeen police stations were carved out of nine that were under Bengal police and brought under Lalbazar in September 2011.
For better security of the new state secretariat Nabanna, two more police stations are being set up at Chatterjeehut and Botanical Garden in Howrah.