As part of the bigger state plan to boost the strength of the police force, the Home Department on Thursday gave a go-ahead to create almost 15,000 new posts, 14 new police stations and 32 new police chowkies in the state.
Mumbai will get two police stations — one in Vile Parle (after breaking out parts of Khar and Santacruz) and the second is Govandi that has been carved out of Trombay and Chembur areas. Of the 15,000 posts to be created Mumbai will see 3550 new posts created in city police force itself.
Home Minister R.R. Patil, is just back from his tour to the Naxalite-hit Gadhchiroli, of which he is the guardian minister. A total of 2,335 police posts have been created in the district.
“The increasing attacks on the people living in the area need to be tackled by increasing the security situation. We have divided Gadhchiroli as a police district into two – Gadhchiroli and New Aheri – for better management,” said Patil.