The long-standing demand for a police station at Elamakkara became a reality when Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala inaugurated the new station on Sunday.
The station, with 25 personnel, operates from a building at Keerthi Nagar.
Mr. Chennithala said at the inaugural function that the government would set up adalats at the district-level by March this year to resolve the complaints of police officers. The State was also working on bringing the entire police force under insurance cover, he said. Hibi Eden, MLA, said efforts would now be on to set up the station at the police’s own premises. He also requested Mr. Chennithala to move the Elamakkara station from under the Kalamassery police circle to the North circle. The Minister asked South Zone Additional Director General of Police K. Padmakumar to look into the recommendation.
The new police station at Elamakkara is carved out of Kalamassery, Palarivattom and Ernakulam Town North police station limits. A major portion of the new station is from the Kalamassery police station limit, which was currently the largest in the city. The new station covers an area of 12 sq.km, with a population of about 63,000 people. The station covers the part of Elamakkara to the south of the railway line, Chuttupadukara, Karukappilly junction, to the west of Changadampokkuthode, parts of Ponekkara to the south of the railway line, Edappally, and part of the region from Pottakkuzhi to Karukappilly junction.
Union Minister of State K.V. Thomas, Benny Behanan, MLA , Ernakulam Range Inspector General of Police M.R. Ajith Kumar, City police commissioner K.G. James were present at the function.