Regional Commissioner N. Jayaram, Police Commissioner Soumendu Mukherjee, Superintendent of Police Ravikanthe Gowda and other police officials inspected the living conditions in the police quarters in various localities in the city on Friday, in the wake of the constabulary demanding higher wages and proper facilities in police quarters.
The officials visited police quarters in Shahpur and other localities where they also interacted with constables and their family members who complained about various problems they had been facing for years. Some major problems they are facing include poorly maintained storm-water drains, lack of proper supply drinking water facility, bad roads and lanes passing through their localities, which were full of pot holes and in a neglected state, and lack of hygiene conditions.
Mr. Jayaram promised that he would take steps to redress their grievances and make their colonies liveable. An additional overhead tank for drinking water will be constructed in the Shahpur quarters and a compound wall would be constructed to check trespassing.
Mr. Mukherjee, who was convinced that the old quarters had become unfit for dwelling, said that G3 model of housing complexes for the constabulary would be taken up on 850 sq ft carpet area each in Shahpur.
Since it would take some time to construct the complex, steps would be taken to improve the existing conditions now.
The women in the police line quarters were angry due to poor drinking water supply stating that there was only one tap for every 20 families in their colony, which often leads to verbal altercations among the families.
Mr. Jayaram, however, promised to direct the authorities concerned to provide tap water connections to every individual house if they were willing to pay Rs. 1,000 as deposit amount for each connection.