Personnel at the short-staffed sector-20 police station are concerned about the security scenario as the UP CM, renowned for making her disgust known, inaugurates the Ambedkar Park here on Friday
Cops at Noida's Sector-20 police station are a worried lot these days. And it's not a menacing criminal or a lurking threat that's causing this anxiety.
Preparations on for UP CM Mayawati's visit at Ambedkar Park
in Noida on Tuesday
It's because the UP CM is coming to town. In about 48 hours, Mayawati will inaugurate her dream project - the Rs 101-crore Ambedkar Park (likely to be named Dalit Prerna Sthal) - in the area.
Successful launch of the project has become a mammoth task for the short-staffed Sector-20 police station, under whose jurisdiction the park lies.
According to sources at the police station, officials are working overtime for the last few days.
All police stations in the vicinity have undergone maintenance and cleaning, to avoid a repeat of Mayawati's last situation where she had criticised officials in almost every department.
The park is being guarded by Special Range Security Battalion which was formed recently. The force is also guarding the Ambedkar Park at Lucknow, but being close to the power centre does help.
The Ambedkar Park in Lucknow's Gomti Nagar has got its own swanky police post. Noida Sector 20 police station officials are comparing their situation with security arrangements in the state's capital.
The Ambedkar Park police outpost in Gomti Nagar is not the best in the state but it is imposing if the one goes only by the area it covers.
The single-storey outpost, constructed by the Lucknow Development Authority (LDA), sprawls over an area of close to 800 square metres and was built at a cost of almost Rs 1.2 crore; possibly one of the most expensive ones in the country.
A large parking lot, the likes of which even the camp office of the district police chief does not have, is followed by a verandah and after a couple of small steps comes the inside floor made of reddish-black granite floor where one can usually find a sub-inspector along with some constables sitting behind their working table, which is also a luxury when compared to some of the other outposts.
To make the inauguration event foolproof the entire police force of the district will be deployed on October 14. Along with the SSP and SP (city) 7 assistant superintendents of police , 20 circle officers, 70 inspectors, 230 sub-inspectors, 20 sub-inspectors (female), 1350 constables, 62 constables (female) and 11 battalion of PSE will be monitoring security arrangements during the 30-minute long inauguration ceremony of the park.
Preparations on at the park for Mayawati's arrival. Road leading to the office of Senior Superintendent of Police Gautam Budh Nagar