Ten new police stations for Gurgaon

India on 13 April 2015
Location : Gurgaon, India | Source : The Times of India; Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

GURGAON: Ten new police stations will soon be set up in the city, taking the total number of police stations up from the present 24 to 34, police commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk announced on Friday. 

The new police stations will be set up in City Gurgaon, Civil Lines, Palam Vihar, Sadar Gurgaon, Kherki Daula, Manesar, Sohna, Sector 5, 10 and 29. This was decided in a meeting between the commissioner, joint commissioners and all deputy commissioners of Gurgaon Police on Thursday. 

"We have written to the MCG and HUDA to allot land or buildings for the new police stations, so a proposal for the new police stations can be sent to the government. The locations of the new police stations will also play a role in marking the jurisdiction of each police station and changes in the jurisdiction of the existing police stations in the area," the commissioner said. 

Virk said that no new police stations had been set up in the city for the past few years and a review of the existing police station jurisdictions had also not been undertaken. He said that that there was an urgent need for new police stations because the norms state that a new police station should be set up in a region where annually more than 1,000 FIRs are registered. 

During the meeting, police also identified six locations in the city, which are the worst choke points, and have prepared an action plan to reduce congestion at these spots. Virk said that Hero Honda Chowk, Fazilpur Chowk and South City crossing on Sohna Road, Jwala Company crossing and Hanuman Temple turn on Old Delhi Road and Huda City Centre Chowk were identified as crucial, where traffic jams have been the worst in the city. 

He said that police would implement traffic diversions, change of traffic signals, as well as modification in road engineering at these six spots to ease congestion. Town planning experts and residents will also be involved and their opinion will be considered to deal with the traffic chaos in these areas. "With the help of experts and public, a permanent solution to traffic jams at these points will be worked out in the next two months by implementing traffic diversion, installing traffic signals and road engineering," he said.
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