Mumbai legislator moots ‘mobile police posts’By IANS
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
MUMBAI - With a view to bringing police services virtually to the doorstep of citizens, a Mumbai legislator Tuesday proposed setting up of mobile police outposts.
Congress legislator Krishna Hegde from Vile Parle met state Home Minister R.R. Patil and discussed the proposal.
Patil assured Hegde that he would consider the proposal positively.
Hegde said the mobile police outposts (chowky) can be moved across different locations within the jurisdiction of the local police station or even the concerned assembly constituency.
For instance, it can be kept in one location for a few days and move on to another location, so the entire area can be covered effectively. This would also prevent unnecessary expenditure on construction of permanent police outposts especially in the space starved metropolis with exorbitant property prices, Hegde told IANS.
“The mobile cabins could be well-maintained with all amenities to enable the police personnel carry out their duties effectively and also prevent people from rushing to the overburdened local police stations with their grievances,” he added.