Hyderabad, Sep 21 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy has approved the creation of a new Law and Order Police Station at the International Airport at Shamshabad in Cyberabad Commissionerate to strengthen the police force in the state, particularly in the city.
This was in consonance with the assurance given by the Chief Minister after the twin blasts in the city, according to an official release here today.
More force would be added to the existing police strength in the state since maintenance of law and order was equally important, Dr Reddy said in the release.
The new police station would have an ACP, a Circle Inspector, ten SIs, 25 Head Constables and 90 Police Constables, it said.
The Chief Minister also approved the proposal for a new traffic police station with an ACP, a Circle Inspector, ten SIs, 20 Head Constables and 60 Police Constables.
The total annual recurring expenditure of the police station would be Rs 1.37 crore and Rs 1.03 crore for traffic police station with non-recurring expenditure of Rs 4.42 crore, the release said.
The Chief Minister said that to counter terrorist and Maoist activities, more policing was required at all vulnerable areas like airports, bus terminals, important places of worship and entertainment centres.
Hyderabad and neighbouring areas had became terrorist-sensitive areas, and intelligence reports indicate that the city needs more policing, he added.
To strengthen the police further, the Chief Minister had approved the proposal of the Director General and Inspector General of Police to recruit 334 SIs and Reserve SIs (Civil/AR/APSP) with an expenditure of Rs 1.05 crore.