SHILLONG: The Police Headquarters in Shillong is poised to get a dedicated engineering wing. This development was announced by Chief Minister Conrad Sangma after a cabinet meeting on Tuesday. The government’s move is expected to facilitate the renovations and constructions of administrative and residential buildings within the department.
On a popular micro-blogging site, the Chief Minister detailed, “Cabinet has approved the proposal for creation of an Engineering Wing in Police Headquarters, Shillong.@MeghalayaPolice has a large number of infrastructure in the State and hence, in order to allow the Department to handle the necessary renovations of administrative & residential buildings, an Engineering Wing was required to facilitate construction & renovation works within the Department.”
This is not the first such initiative has been taken under Chief Minister Sangma’s leadership for bolstering the state’s law and order infrastructure. Earlier in July, Sangma had announced plans to establish a specialised Police Commissionerate in Shillong, specifically tailored to address the unique law and order challenges the capital city faces.
“The majority of our law and order challenges arise in Shillong. Hence, a dedicated Commissionerate here is essential to ensure effective maintenance of law and order,” he had remarked, highlighting the anticipated benefits of this specialised unit.
Furthermore, the previous year, during a conference with superintendents and police commandants, Chief Minister Sangma had outlined several projects intended to fortify the police infrastructure.
He had announced the rollout of the Police Infrastructure Renovation Fund, a visionary project by the government, under which police stations across the state would be equipped with state-of-the-art computer and IT setups.
Besides police-centric improvements, Sangma had also highlighted infrastructural enhancements in other sectors. An ambitious plan was unveiled to renovate and repair 1,800 government LP schools, apart from infrastructure of primary and community health centres across the state.