The Delhi Police’s wallet just got fatter by Ra500 crore for the next fiscal. On Monday, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee allocated Rs3,340.75 crore to the Capital’s police. In the 2011-12 budget, the police has been allocated R90 crore under the ‘plan’ head, while Rs3,210.75 crore has been earmarked for non-plan expenditure.
Another R10 crore has been allocated for constructing residential buildings for policemen, while R21 crore has been earmarked for building offices. According to the police, a large part of the budget would be used for purchasing equipment for specialised units like SWAT teams, the Special Cell and the Crime Branch.
The budgetary provisions for developing the traffic and communication network and a model traffic system has seen an increase from Rs2 crore to Rs82 crore this year. The Delhi Police, for a long time, has been trying to kickstart long-stalled projects like the Intelligent Traffic Management System.
The next fiscal the police plan to launch all these projects. Delhi Police have got 100% increase in components like expansion of communication infrastructure, training and induction of latest technology.