Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday laid the foundation stone for Mission for Overall Improvement of Thana for Responsive Image (Moitri) at Dibrugarh police station here.
Under the scheme, physical infrastructure, internet connectivity and basic tools for cyber-crime detection will be developed in the police stations in five years by spending Rs 2 crore per police station.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Misniter Sonowal said a total of 346 police stations will be covered under the scheme for which Rs 125 crore was earmarked.
“The government has shortlisted 73 police stations in the state to be made more citizens friendly in the first phase of the Mission for Overall Improvement of Thana for Responsive Image (Moitri) scheme.”
He said the Dibrugarh police station was established in 1848.
The Chief Minister said, “Dibrugarh police station his one of the oldest police station in Assam get a new lease of life under the Moitri scheme. We have to preserve the historical police station of Dibrugarh.”
“The police stations to be covered under the scheme will have various facilities such as reception and waiting lounge, video-conference system, separate cell and entrance for women and children, toilets, adequate drinking water, and boundary wall among others,” the Chief Minister added.
Director General of Police, Mukesh Sahay said under the leadership of Chief Minister Sonowal the scheme has been taken.
“Our main aim is to create a good atmosphere in the police station and bridge a gap between the police and public.”