Thirty-four more coastal police stations will be operationalised shortly in Goa, West Bengal, Lakshwadeep, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Puducherry and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This was announced by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at a consultative committee meeting of the Ministry of Home Affairs here on Monday.
He said the ministry has also put in place a detailed Standard Operating Procedure on the functioning of coastal police stations. Moreover, the director general of the Coast Guard has been designated as Commander of Coastal Command.
The minister also said for better coordination among several agencies for coastal security, the Coast Guard has drafted SOPs, and the National Committee on Strengthening Maritime and Coastal Security will review timely implementation of various proposals related to security.