New Delhi, Feb 16 (UNI) Praising the Delhi Police on its 61st raising day here, Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil today said the police force was doing a commendable job under challenging circumstances.
''Delhi's population was increasing day by day and so were the challenges,'' he said adding that people from all over the country were attracted to the city for various reasons.
Tackling numerous problems caused by the ever increasing population was one of the main challenges the police was facing, he said.
Talking about the traffic problem in Delhi, Mr Patil said, ''Roads cannot be widened anymore in many parts of the city and the police have to come up with new methods to manage it''.
''The Delhi Police was managing it well but keeping in mind the Commonwealth games in 2010, it has to gear itself up,'' he said adding that government would help the police to upgrade.
''New districts would be formed and some new police stations would also be established to enable the police to carry out its duties smoothly,'' he said.
The minister also lauded the role of women in the Delhi Police.
''Women representation should be increased not in Delhi Police but in other police forces of the country as well,'' he said adding that Indian police women were performing really well and the UN, on many occasions, has requested India to send its women force to serve in various countries.
While giving away medals to the police personnel, Mr Patil also promised to look into their problems.
Speaking at the function, Delhi Police chief Y S Dadwal said new plans were being prepared to address modern day problems like cyber crimes.
''Methods to improve the quality of investigation and upgrade the force to handle any kind of situation were being introduced,'' he said.
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