New HQ for Rachakonda cops

Spread over 28,000 sft it was built in 18 months by the TS Police Housing Corporation Limited

By   |  Published: 18th Feb 2019  12:39 amUpdated: 18th Feb 2019  12:43 am
The new Rachakonda Police Commissionerate building at Neredmet on Sunday. (Below) Home Minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali signing a register. Director General of Police M Mahender Reddy, Rachakonda CP Mahesh Bhagwat and others are also seen. Photo:Hrudayanand

Hyderabad: The Rachakonda Police which had been operating from the Cyberabad Police Commissionerate premises, now has a building of its own located at Neredmet.

The building temporarily housing the commissionerate and spread over 28,000 sft was readied by the Telangana State Police Housing Corporation Limited at a cost of Rs 5.10 crore.

Home Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali, who inaugurated the new facility, said the housing corporation had completed the construction in 18 months. “Citizen-friendly policing is effectively being implemented in the State and unlike earlier, citizens were now confidently approaching police stations to lodge complaints,” he said adding that police officials too had changed their approach and were now more accessible to the public and were also counselling them.

Mahmood Ali said the State police was successful in preventing crime to a great extent and the zero tolerance towards matka, gambling, sale of banned gutkha, etc was showing results. Following effective maintenance of law and order and a conducive atmosphere prevailing, the State too was registering growth in various sectors, he said.

Director General of Police M Mahender Reddy said issues pertaining to people residing in Rachakonda Commissionerate would be addressed on a real time basis as the Commissioner would be available here.

“It is the expectation of the Chief Minister to provide a hassle-free environment for the citizens and to deliver welfare services of the government, the State should have in place effective law and order using technologies,” he said.

The police working in coordination with the stakeholders and community had been successful in effective maintenance of law and order. “The best example is the installation of CCTVs with the help of community in prevention and detection of crime,” the DGP said.

At the inauguration, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Infosys and Rachakonda Commissionerate on the CCTV Community project worth Rs 5 crore.

Rachakonda Commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat thanked the government for allotting 86 acres land, 53 acres for Rachakonda Commissionerate in Medipally and 33 acres for the Armed Reserve Headquarters at Yadadri. “In future, we will have our own building unlike this, a transit one,” he said.

B Malla Reddy, Managing Director, Housing Corporation, said the building would facilitate modernised policing requirements.

The new commissionerate includes a reception and visitors lounge, a main and mini conference hall, chambers for the Commissioner, Joint Commissioner, Deputy Commissioners of Police, Command Control Room, City Crime Records Bureau, and Job Verification Hall among others. A renovated quarters was also inaugurated with a cost of Rs 35 lakh.

Automated tech for document storage

For the first time in the State, the Rachakonda Police procured the ‘Advanced Records Management System’ which is automated apart from being water and fire proof thereby securing classified records and files from all eventualities. The system was procured from TechMark Solutions, Pune.

The police will be using the latest in automation technology for document storage, searching and retrieval. This is expected to increase the efficiency and accuracy of record maintenance, while saving significant space and delivering the benefits of a document management and control system.

Officials said the system custom made for the commissionerate has a total of 22 trays, each with a capacity of about 200 kgs.

Records with both hard and soft copies can be retrieved by entering the details in the system like the name or department.

What is it?
Automated vertical storage system with inbuilt, integrated, customised software for storage and retrieval of service books and other administrative documents. Entire system is custom made and ensures protection of documents from dust, termites, water leakage and fire retardant.

Window provided at a convenient level for easy storage and retrieval of documents.