The state government has sought Rs 1,968 crore from the Centre for modernisation of police force in the aftermath of the 26/11 terror attacks and for tackling the Naxalite threat.
This includes Rs 325 crore for enhancing internal and coastal security for the city.
Chief Minister Ashok Chavan presented the proposal in a conference held recently in New Delhi. He has sought Rs 1,000 crore for modernisation of police force, Rs 200 crore for purchasing modern weapons, Rs 23 crore for strengthening technical capability of intelligence wing of the state.
He has sought Rs 250 crore for establishment of anti-Naxalite, anti-terrorist squad training centres in Pune and Nagpur and Rs 120 crore for issuing identity cards to fishermen.
The CM, in his speech, said the state government has purchased 17 speedboats and created 39 new police stations, 84 check posts and 36 outposts in order to strengthen coastal security.
He however, sought 28 speedboats from the Centre saying the present arrangement was inadequate.