These new police stations have been built at a total cost of 12 crore 50 lakh rupees.
To maintain law and order in the state through improved policing, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has been initiating several proactive steps. One of these has been to construct new, well equipped police stations to keep pace with the requirements of the rising population.
As part of this initiative, a new police station has been constructed in Taramani area in Chennai. Ms Jayalalithaa inaugurated the new building through video conferencing from the Secretariat. The people of Taramani area thanked Ms Jayalalithaa for the new police station.
The existing Neelankarai police station has been split into two and Kaanathur police station has been newly created. Panayur, Uthandi, Kaanathur and Muttukadu areas will fall under this new police station. This station will help in maintaining law and order in the residential areas and Tourists Centres located on the East Coast Road. The Chief Minister opened the new police station building through video conferencing from the state Secretariat.
A new police station was also built in the Koyembedu Moffusil Bus Terminus keeping in mind the rapidly increasing number of passengers in the Terminus. The Chief Minister declared open this new police station as well, today.
Ms Jayalalithaa also opened two new traffic police stations, constructed to regulate traffic in the congested Valasaravakam and Semmenjeri areas through video conferencing.
The Chief Secretary to the Government, the Principal Secretary to the Home Department, Director General of Police, Greater Chennai city Commissioner and other senior officials from the police department were present on the occasion.