RAJSHAHI, Dec 27: Eight more new police stations are going to be set up under Rajshahi Metropolian and Paba thana areas totalling the number of police stations under RMP to 12.
Already the demarcation of areas of those new police stations has been drawn and activities of those new ones will be started soon, indicated a source of RMP.
Iftekhayer Alam, spokesman for RMP and Senior Assistant Commissioner of RMP informed, after prolonged planning, the decision of setting up eight more police stations was taken which had also been approved in the meeting of Executive Committee of National Economic Council recently.
He further said, the new police stations will be set up in rented houses for now and RMP was searching for such rental houses in the areas concerned.
Iftekhayer Alam further mentioned, nearly 2,500 policemen were now working in four police stations under RMP and in Police Line of Rajshahi. Mainly policemen from RMP and Police Line will be transferred to the new police stations, he said.
It is learnt, the area of RMP consisting of four police stations is 203 square kilometres and with the functioning of eight new more police stations, the area of RMP will increase to a total of 900 square kilometres.
According to the new planning, a new police station named Chandrima will emerge by breaking Boalia thana, Kasiadanga thana will emerge by breaking Rajpara thana, Kantakhali and Belpukur thanas will be formed by breaking Motihar thana and Airport thana will be emerged by breaking Shah Makhdum thana. Moreover, Karmahar and Damkura thana will be formed by breaking Paba thana.
Meanwhile, Mahbubur Rahman, RMP Commissioner informed, since the establishment of RMP, the area and dimension of the city has been increased and it is now becoming tough to maintain law and order situation of the city by four RMP police stations. He hoped, after setting up of new eight police stations, there will be unprecedented improvement in law and order of Rajshahi.
RMP started its maiden journey in 1992 with four police stations-Boalia, Rajpara, Motihar and Shah Makhdum.