Assam CM lays foundation stone of police reserve at Biswanath


GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday laid the foundation stone
of a police reserve and inaugurated its construction work at Pani Bhoral in Biswanath
district. The police reserve will be built at a plot of land measuring 51 bigha involving Rs
91 crore.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sonowal said that immediately after
coming to power in 2016, the BJP led State government has been on its feet to strengthen
infrastructure of the police department and empower the police forces technologically. He
said that once the police reserve is complete, the police forces in Biswanth district will be
able to provide their services on 24X7 basis.

He said that construction of police reserve would improve quality of lives and law
and order in the district. Sonowal said though the police forces have been working
dedicatedly to protect lives and properties of the state, the previous Congress government
had never paid any heed to empower the police forces. The police personnel had to
perform their services under strenuous condition without much support from the
government. However, the BJP led government took powerful steps to empower the police
forces. Guided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his visionary idea of SMART police
programme, police stations have been upgraded and renovated under MOITRI scheme, the
Chief Minister said.

Giving a snapshot of all the welfare programmes of his government, Sonowal said
that right from laying new roads to setting up higher educational institutions, the
government has brought about overall development of all sections of the people. He also
said that contrary to the dismal performance of the previous Congress government, his
government with a view to provide social security to the people took series of schemes and
programmes and to build and promote a social development narrative in Assam. He also
maintained that his government will be unrelenting in empowering the people of the state
especially the weaker sections of the society.

Emphasizing on transformation through transportation, Sonowal said that during
the rule of BJP led government in Assam, infrastructure of transportation has undergone a
sea change. Besides improving the condition of national highways and expansion of
existing high ways, there has been unprecedented development of railways in the state.

Besides introduction of new trains, gauge conversion, electrification and laying of new
tracks have lent both speed and convenience to the transportation of passengers and freight.