GUWAHATI, July 20 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today inaugurated the newly constructed Basistha Police Station building under Mission for Overall Improvement for Responsive Image (MOITRI) scheme and expressed optimism that the newly built police station would be able to provide more people-friendly services with its modernised infrastructure.
Saying that only infrastructure development would not be sufficient to improve the overall quality of policing, Sonowal urged the police personnel of the State to be more responsible and responsive towards the public. The Chief Minister also appreciated the role played by the Assam Police in unleashing a remarkable anti-corruption drive and maintaining law and order in the State. He said the state police have been successful in earning people's confidence and they must continue their efforts to sustain the same.
It may be mentioned here that under MOITRI scheme, the State government has taken up initiatives to reconstruct the buildings of the police stations and develop infrastructure with improved public amenities. More than Rs 2 crore has been spent for the reconstruction of Basistha Police Station.
The Government of Assam under MOITRI scheme has adopted a visionary programme for reconstructing 346 police stations with a financial outlay of Rs 2 crore for each of the police stations to be reconstructed and refurbished within 5 years. In the first phase, 73 police stations were earmarked.