GUWAHATI: In an attempt for the overall improvement of Police Stations across the State, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday inaugurated Margherita Police Station under MOITRI (Mission for Overall Improvement of Thana for Responsive Images) scheme at a function held at Margherita in Tinsukia district.
The Police Station inaugurated under the MOITRI scheme is a part of the 73 police stations covered under the scheme in the first phase for the overall improvement of Police Stations, re-dedicating the force to the service of people, creating a people-friendly environment with a modern scientific human approach.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sonowal said that in order to provide security to the lives and properties of the people of the State, the State government has given importance for smart policing and smart police stations. Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi who for the first time envisaged the idea of smart police, Sonowal said that the upgrade of police stations under MOITRI scheme and giving an opportunity to the state police force to toe the line of smart policing actually has been taken under the guidance of Narendra Modi. He also emphasized that if the police personnel become smart, security can be given to the lives and properties of the people with an added emphasis on the modern human approach.
He also said that all the Police Stations in the State will be covered under the scheme as the government has shortlisted 73 police stations in the first phase. Reiterating his government’s commitment to a responsive police force, Sonowal said that the guiding principle for the scheme is to create a good atmosphere in the police stations and bridge the gap between public and police.
It may be noted that the new Margherita Police Station has been built involving the financial outlay of Rs. 2,01,25,353.71 with facilities like women cell with children corner, conference hall, male and female officer’s restroom, fire suppression system, reception with visitor’s waiting room including toilet, drinking water facilities, boundary wall gate with sentry post, renewable energy i.e. solar campus light with solar panel on rooftop, maintenance legacy for three years, etc.
Union Minister of State for Food Processing Rameswar Teli, Minister of State for Tea welfare Sanjay Kisan, MLAs Bhaskar Sharma, Suren Phukan, Member Secretary for State Level Advisory Committee for Students were present, stated a press release.