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New police stations to be operational by Sept 21: Dadwal

Last Updated: Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 20:30

New Delhi: The 29 new police stations
sanctioned in the national capital will be fully operational
by September 21.

This was disclosed by Delhi Police Commissioner Y S
Dadwal at a press conference here today. The Centre has
sanctioned 29 new police stations in the capital three days

"We are in a process of expansion. We will have enough
forces in these police stations. Presence of police stations
will surely make an impact in tackling crime," Dadwal told
reporters here.

With the addition of 29 new police stations, the total
number of such facilities in the capital will increase to 155.
Out of the 29 new police stations, seven are already
functioning, he informed.

"This will help in better policing and service to the
people. There will be more beats which will help in reducing
response time besides simplifying the police-public ratio.
This will help in the better handling of complainants," he

Out of the 29 new police stations, 24 are outside the
Outer Ring Road. Four new police stations are added in
North-West Delhi followed by three each in South, Outer and
North-East, two each in South-East, South-West, West and East
and one in Central Delhi.

Dadwal said Delhi had 100 police stations in 1991 and
another 16 were added eight years later.

"In less than one year from October 2008 to September
2009, the Government accorded sanction of two districts, 12
sub-divisions and 40 police stations," he said.

Delhi Police have another 14 police stations for
departments like Crime Branch, Economic Offences Wing, Delhi
Metro, Special Cell, Crime Against Women Cell, Narcotics and
Indira Gandhi International Airport.

The Government has also sanctioned nine sub divisions to
be headed by an Assistant Commissioner of Police. Delhi Police
have currently 44 sub divisions.

Delhi Police have, for long, been pressing for increasing
its strength to ensure better policing and security in the
capital, which ranks high among the terror targets in the

Government has also sanctioned 6,478 new personnel
include nine will be ACPs, 87 Inspectors, 535 Sub Inspectors,
168 Assistant Sub Inspectors, 1,588 Head Constables and 3,677
Constables. This will incur an expense of Rs 199.15 crore
every year.

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has said he will
conduct five quarterly reviews of the performance of the
police stations to check whether the crime graph in these
areas have come down after the setting up of police stations.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 20:30

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