BHUBANESWAR: In its effort to bolster confidence of people in police, Commissionerate Police organised a police-public interface with residents of Badagada here on Sunday.
People from various walks of life apprised Police Commissioner RP Sharma of their grievances and suggestions. With a rise in the number of chain-snatching incidents in the area, the residents demanded night patrolling for better vigil.
The locals also raised the issue of inadequate traffic police at Tankapani Road. “The road is congested at various spots.
Our woes aggravate during marriage season when processions are taken out on the roads. Adequate traffic police is the only solution to manage this,” said Sangram Martha, a resident of Badagada village.
In view of the spurt in crime rate in the city, Sharma appealed to the residents to keep a tab on tenants staying in their area.
The ongoing process of issuing senior citizen cards will be completed within two months, informed a senior official of the Commissionerate.
Taking cognisance of the concerns raised by the community members, the Commissioner assured them of solving the issues on a priority basis. He also sought their co-operation to detect and help in controlling criminal activities in the area.
“Such interactions bridge the gap between common man and police, besides getting a first-hand account of the criminal activities in the area,” Sharma added.
Among others, Additional Commissioner of Police Dr Santosh Bala and Bhubaneswar DCP Nitinjit Singh were present at the meet.