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First Smart Police Station Inaugurated in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh’s first Smart Police Station having a corporate-like look and feel started functioning on 6 February 2017 in its Guntur district.

Feb 7, 2017 17:15 IST
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Andhra Pradesh’s first Smart Police Station started functioning on 6 February 2017 at Nagarampalem in Guntur city.

The station, which has the look and feel of a corporate-style office, was inaugurated by the state’s Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

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Key Highlights

• The station has plush interiors and exteriors, similar to that of a corporate office.

• It does not have any boundary walls, instead, it has beautifully landscaped exteriors and glass facade.

• Along with this, it is fully air-conditioned with all necessary requirements including a dormitory, staff room, mini control room and a reception chamber.

• It also has individual enclosures for the Station House Officer and three Sub-Inspectors.

• It is completely under the watch of closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) for closer surveillance of staff behaviour and movement of visitors.

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• Instead of the usual khaki outfit, the staff at the station is required to sport a light blue shirt along with a pair of navy blue trousers.

• The women constables are required to wear a light blue sari and female receptionists are supposed to team the sari with an additional navy blue blazer.

• Detainees at the station will be housed inside a custody room instead of the usual lock-up. The custody room is equipped with a double bed.

The facility was built within a period of two months at a cost of about Rs 91 lakh. It is one among the two model Smart Police Stations that are to be constructed in Guntur as a part of a pilot project undertaken by the Andhra Police administration. The actual plan includes construction of 100 more of such Smart Police Stations across the state.

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