PUNE: Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar on Friday said the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government was working on various plans for solving the housing problems of police personnel in the state.

“We can request a builder to handover his land for police housing and, in return, we shall give him an extra FSI (floor space index) and pay him the cost of the building constructed. We can also consider institutions like the Life Insurance Corporation of India Limited for constructing affordable homes for the police,” Ajit Pawar, also the district guardian minister, said.

“If as a government we expect good services from the police, then we are bound to solve their problems, too,” he said, speaking after the launch of the Pimpri Chinchwad police services for the public, including SEVA App, social media accounts and X-Tracker app to keep track of externed criminals.

Pimpri Chinchwad police commissioner Krishna Prakash, additional commissioner of police Ramnath Pokale, Pimpri Chinchwad municipal commissioner Shravan Hardikar, MLAs Anna Bansode and Dilip Mohite were present on the occasion.

Ajit Pawar said the state government would grant permission for setting up of police stations. “The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation will make financial provision for the same,” he said.

Appreciating Pimpri Chinchwad police commissioner Krishna Prakash’s people-friendly policing move, he said, “The MVA government always supports officers who take initiative for the public by using the latest technology. Police should not bother about any political interference and work for the safety of common people.”

Ajit Pawar also felicitated the in-charges of six police stations who scored A++ grades in the Smart ISO certification.

Krishna Prakash said, “We have launched these apps for people-oriented policing. With our presence in social media, we can reach out to people immediately and the public, too, can approach us any time.”

The Pimpri Chinchwad police can now be contacted on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and on YouTube, he said.

The commissioner said they were planning to use the X-Tracker app for helping senior citizens. “Senior citizens who stay alone at home can be easily tracked with the help of this app,” he said.



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