Sunday, July 30, 2006

Cubbon Park station gets new look

Cubbon Park station gets new look
DH News Service Bangalore:
A new building to house the Cubbon Park Police Station was inaugurated on Saturday by former City Police Commissioner S Mariswamy.

The old station was originally built as a guard room for the statue of Queen Victoria, in 1906. As it happens, the new building with two floors has been inaugurated exactly a century later.

The new police station is the 25th in the City built under Public Private Partnership (PPP), with United Breweries Group contributing Rs 55 lakh for the construction and the State Bank of India Rs 4 lakh, towards the cost of furniture.

The swanky building has a huge hall for visitors, rest rooms for constables, a conference hall, balcony and separate rooms for records, arms and ammunition.

The crime section has been equipped with the latest computers. There is also a storeroom to keep seized articles.

On the occasion, Mr Mariswamy recollected how the earlier building had no place even to seat visitors, who were often forced to share benches with petty criminals and such.

City Police Commissioner N Achutha Rao said facilities for police personnel were being increased. He expected policemen to behave courteously with the public visiting the stations. The police station has 140 personnel.

Long wait for lockup

n Cubbon Park Police Station, smack in the Centre of the City, functioned for more than a year without a lock-up.

n The new building has two separate lockups for men and women that can accommodate 10 persons each at a time.

n The station does not have space for parking vehicles.


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