TAMIL NADU

Gated community scheme launched

secured: Commissioner of Police P.Sivanandi (sixth left) inaugurating a security gate at G.V. Residency in Coimbatore on Saturday. Deputy Commissioner of Police P.Nagarajan (third left) is in the picture. –   | Photo Credit: Photo: K. Ananthan

Staff Reporter

16 drop gates at Ram Nagar; patrolling to be intensified

Coimbatore: People’s support and participation is important in preventing crimes and in creating a friendly and peaceful residential neighbourhood, said P. Sivanandi, Commissioner of Police, Coimbatore City.

He was inaugurating the community policing in association with the City Police at Ram Nagar and GV Residency on Saturday. Mr.Sivanandi said that such schemes were aimed at bridging the gap between people and the police.

The police was a force used for suppressing the Freedom movement but it was no longer such a force.

Police stations should turn into community service centres. There is a fear in the minds of the public about the police.

Spot FIR, education assistance and adoption of poor students/children were aimed at wiping out the misconception about the police.

The scheme is to be implemented by Deputy Commissioners of Police, P. Nagarajan (Law and Order), N. Kamini (Crime and Traffic) and Assistant Commissioners of Police, P. Muthuraj (for Ram Nagar) and K. Gopalasamy (for GV Residency).

At Ram Nagar, Mr. Sivanandi sought the cooperation of the people to make the scheme successful. He said a team led by Inspector R. Srinivasalu would sort out initial troubles, if any.

There would be 16 drop gates at Ram Nagar making it a security fortress for 3,000 houses accommodating 8,400 residents.

All residents would be given identity cards and vehicles would be given passes. Three gates would be the entry and exit points at late night hours. Police personnel and private security personnel would be patrolling the roads at night.

Every resident would be given a handout having phone numbers of the police station, Inspector and Assistant Commissioners of Police.

Servants, plumbers, electricians, vendors dealing with vegetables, milk, newspaper would be checked. Helpers at houses would be given identity cards.