Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurating newly-constructed Azara Police Station.

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday said the state government aims to strengthen amity and unity amongst the people of Assam by bridging the gap between police-public.

Keeping this in mind, the state government has taken up implementation of Mission for Overall Improvement for Responsive Image (MOITRI) for the police force to rebuild the police stations across Assam, said Sonowal.

Chief minister Sonowal while inaugurating the newly-constructed Azara Police Station in Guwahati city on Monday, which is built under the scheme MOITRI also urged the police force to be more responsible and responsive towards public.

The chief minister also appreciated the role played by Assam police in unleashing remarkable anti-corruption drive and maintaining law and order in the state.

He said that the state police have been successful in earning people’s confidence and they must continue their efforts to sustain the same.

Stating that in view of today’s age of science and technology and several new challenges that have surfaced, the Chief Minister asked the police to maintain positive attitude and keep their morale high in all circumstances. He also urged the rank and file of Assam Police to extend all possible support to the people who are seeking their help during distress.

Moreover emphasising that under the Act East Policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives a new thrust to development of the state in particular and the North East in general, Chief Minister Sonowal said that a new growth narrative has been scripted in the communication and infrastructure sector in last few years.

Sonowal said that in the aviation sector, LGBI Airport would play a major role in the days ahead.

Sonowal at the same time directed the police force, especially the police personnel of Azara Police Station to ensure safety and security of the tourists and their properties visiting Assam.

Further, the chief minister said that people of Assam have found a new confidence today as a result of the unrelenting efforts of the Central and state government.

He informed that under UDAN International scheme, flights from Guwahati to Dhaka has been launched and soon flights to Bangkok and Brunei would start operations.

Noteworthy that under MOITRI scheme, the state department takes up initiatives to reconstruct the buildings of the Police Stations equipped with all modern amenities and special measures for women and children as well as common public.

For the reconstruction and refurbishment of Azara Police Station Rs. 2.88 crore was spent.

Assam government under MOITRI scheme has adopted a visionary programme of reconstructing 346 police stations with a financial outlay of Rs. 2 crore for every police station to be reconstructed and refurbished within 5 years. In the first phase 73 numbers of police stations were earmarked.

Guwahati MP Queen Oja, West Guwahati MLA Ramendra Narayan Kalita, DGP KuladharSaikia and president of AzaraKendriyaNagarik Samiti Chandra Das also spoke on the occasion.

While Guwahati police commissioner Deepak Kumar delivered the welcome address, the programme was also attended by Jorhat MP Topon Kumar Gogoi and others.

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