New commissionerate for Pimpri-Chinchwad likely to be finalised today

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Mumbai:  After the announcement of the new commissionerate for Pimpri-Chinchwad, the government completed the procedure of formation of the commissionerate. 

Mumbai:  After the announcement of the new commissionerate for Pimpri-Chinchwad, the government completed the procedure of formation of the commissionerate. 

On Tuesday, it is going to be finalised in the Cabinet meeting. 
In the Budget session, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced a new police commissionerate for Pimpri-Chinchwad area. The Home Department made a presentation on Monday about the commissionerate and the proposal will be tabled in the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, where it will get official approval and then the Chief Minister will announce it. 

The residents of Pimpri Chinchwad are facing problems as there is no separate police commissionerate. The crime rate in the area is rising and the conviction rate is low. 

Due to this situation, there was a demand for a new commissionarate from the residents of Pimpri-Chinchwad and public representatives. In last three years, the crime rate is going up.    

According to the proposal, the officer of additional director general rank will be commissioner of the new commisionerate. The government made provision of Rs 400 crore for the new commissionerate.   

According to the Home Department officials, the provision made by the Finance Department includes expenditure towards recruiting manpower, setting up a state-of-the-art infrastructure, vehicles, salary and allied expenditure.

There will be 15 police stations under the commissionerate including police station of Pune city and rural.  Dehu Road, Talegaon, Talegaon MIDC, Nigdi, Pimpri, Chinchwad, Bhosari, Wakad, Hinjewadi, Sangvi, Dighi, Chakan, Alandi, Chikhali and Bhosari MIDC these police stations will be under the new commissionerate. 

The government announced there will be new commissionerate for Kolhapur and Mira-Bhayander cities. These will be approved in next six months.

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