Police commissioner Meeran Borwankar to visit police coloniesNews — By The Desk on March 18, 2011 at 11:42 AM
Pune Mirror: City police commissioner Meeran Chadha Borwankar has decided to visit all the police colonies that come under the jurisdiction of the Pune Police Commissionerate next week.
She will be observing the health and hygiene, construction and repair works executed there as well as various other factors. She will be the first city police chief to do so! There are 12 police colonies located in various parts of the city.
These colonies are located at Khadak, Bhavani Peth, Shivajinagar, Body Gate at Aundh, Wakad, Vishrantwadi, Khadki, Bhosari, Dapodi, Kaverinagar, Somwar Peth, Swargate and Pimpri. Shivajinagar houses the biggest police colony.
Borwankar will commence her visit next week onwards. Speaking to Mirror, Borwankar said that it is the duty of a police commissioner to visit police colonies to understand the problems faced by policemen and their families who reside there.
“The condition of old houses will be observed,” she said. Colonies like Khadak, Body Gate, Somwar Peth, Shivajinagar and Bhavani Peth were constructed by the British. Most of these houses are in a state of steadily worsening disrepair.
Borwankar said that in the last couple of years, the state government has spent Rs 11 crore through the state Public Works Department (PWD) to maintain and develop these colonies. “A review of these works will be done during the visits,” she said.
She said that if needed, more funds would be made available to the police colonies from the police welfare fund as well as other sources.