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Allot land to makeshift police stations: L-G to DDA

72 of 181 police stations in city are run from temporary structures such as tents, porta cabins.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: September 25, 2014 2:43:19 am

Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung on Wednesday directed land-owning agency to expedite the process of allotment of land to police stations operating out of rented accommodations and makeshift structures. He also directed them to submit a status report on the same by the first week of October.

The meeting was attended by Commissioner of Police B S Bassi, Land & Development Officer (MoUD), sub-divisional magistrates and representatives of the municipal corporations and the Delhi Development Authority.

Police stations for which formalities for allotment of land has been completed, Jung directed land-owning agencies to transfer possession of land to Delhi Police immediately. The L-G said he would review the allotment process in mid-October.”

“Policing is the topmost priority for our government. With expanding responsibilities, there is a need to set up police stations in different parts of the city. Land agencies must extend their cooperation and fast-track the allotment of land for setting up police stations at the earliest,” the L-G said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Land and Buildings) V A Gupta said, “The L-G has directed that all obstructions to land availability be cleared. He directed the land-owning agency to ensure that land is earmarked for police stations during zoning.”

Some locations where new police stations are to come up are Bharat Nagar, Neb Sarai, Safdarjung Enclave, Govindpuri, Pulprahlad Pur, Subhash Palace, Kotla Mubarakpur, IP Estate, Deshbandhu Gupta Road, Saket, Sonia Vihar, Fatehpur Beri, Chhawla, Ranholla and Harsh Vihar.

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