Garbage heaps and overcrowding of impounded vehicles seem to be the markers of the City Beautiful’s police stations as the nation-wide cleanliness drive has not gained even partial momentum here.
At the Sector-34 police station, numerous vehicles seized as case property were parked close to each other making it difficult for one to get past them to the garbage dumps. So, waste has been piling up. A similar scene was witnessed at the Industrial Area station as well as the Sector-11 crime branch and police station.
An officer, on condition of anonymity, said all station house officers (SHOs) were instructed to keep their stations clean. While the station interiors were kept clean, the outside saw no improvement with heaps of garbage dotting the premises, he said.
About the vehicles at the Industrial Area station, SHO Davinder Sharma said, “These are the case property of Sector-17 station. We have written to them to remove the vehicles.”
He said they had also asked authorities to remove the rusted water tanks on the building’s terrace.
Washrooms in the UT’s police stations were no exception and required cleaning. Sector-34 SHO Maninder Singh said they were taking care of the station’s cleanliness, and directed officials to do so even as he spoke.