Dwarka: Parks to flash numbers of area police at the gates

To augment safety measures in Dwarka, the police has put up boards with numbers of the area police officials at the gates of several parks across the sub-city.

According to Dwarka ACP Rajendra Singh, the initiative is a first of its kind — and is a way to connect with people more directly.

In talks with City Spidey, he said, “There was a demand from the community to flash the numbers of the local police personnel. In meetings with RWAs and residents, we gathered that the residents wanted the numbers of the beat constable, the sub-inspector and the area SHO. So, we have provided them the numbers. Now, anyone can call them directly in case of any problem.”

RWAs and social organisations have, of course, welcomed the initiative.

President of FORWAS (Federation of RWAs Sector 9) and president of Ganpati Apartments in Sector 9, Advocate KS Bhati, said, “This is the first time that a step like this has been taken in the sub-city, and we are really happy. Now, senior citizens and the women can feel a bit more safe visiting parks. I think such boards must be put in other public spaces, too.”

Dwarka has more than 300 parks — 168 are under the municipal corporation and the rest under the DDA.

Residents feel such boards must come up in all parks — and must be placed at points that are easily visible.

Maya Kaushal, a resident of Sector 22, and a member of #Safe Dwarka, said, “I use the park of Sector 22 behind the mall. But I haven’t noticed the board at the gate. But I will take a closer look next time I go. The initiative is good, but people must be made aware of the initiative. People must know that there is a board with numbers. Also, it should have some kind of lighting, so people can make out the numbers even in the dark.”

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