Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has decided to open 36 new Police stations in the state keeping in view the rising population and the administrative requirement.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday approved the proposal for setting up of new Police stations and directed the officials to make the Police stations functional at the earliest.
The new Police stations would be opened in 23 districts and in areas of the Commissionerate of Police Bhubaneswar.
Chief Minister’s office sources here said while three new police stations would be opened each in Cuttack rural, Jajpur, and Ganjam, districts, two Police stations would be set up each in Anugul, Balasore, Bolangir, Kalahandi, and kendrapada .
Baragarha, Boudh, Bhubaneswar Commissionerate of Police, Deogarha, Dhenkanal, Jagatsinghpur, Jharsuguda, Keonjhar, Khordha, Koraput, Malkangiri, Mayurbhanja, Nawarangpur, Puri, Rayagada, Sambalpur and Subarnapur will have one new Police station each.
The new police stations are created with the division of the existing police stations and upgradation of the Police outposts.
As many as 563 new posts beginning from Inspectors to Constables have been created for the new Police stations.
The Chief Minister hoped the efforts of the Police to provide good service to the people would be further strengthened by the opening of the new Police stations.