Ahmedabad city police have initiated a project under the Suraksha Setu Society with the aim of making lives of city dwellers easier and safer. On Thursday, a citizen help centre, called Suraksha Setu Kendra, was inaugurated by the commissioner of police (CP), SK Saikia, at his office in Shahibaug.
Besides providing enhanced safety to women and senior citizens under their already existing Dial 1091 and Police Heart service, the centre would also serve as a one-stop shop to get permission and licence from the police. Two more centres would also be kept opened in the city, including one at the Kankaria-based office of the joint commissioner of police (JCP) and the other at the newly built Nava Vadaj police station in Naranpura.
According to Saikia, the move is aimed at reaching out to as many people as possible. “Although we have appealed to all the women in the city to register themselves with our Police-Heart website, we are facing issues regarding registration.
Therefore, we have come up with such centres to facilitate the registration process,” said Saikia. According to Mira Ramnivas, additional CP, admin, police have entered into a technical tie-up with Bhanwar InfoTech to run the centre, where a dedicated staff has been deployed to guide all visitors, women and senior citizens for registration and other work.
“Apart from the three Suraksha Setu centres, people can walk into 14 Jan Sewa Kendra across the city to register with us or get forms to obtain police permission,” said Ramnivas.
Kendra offers list of services
The centre offers 22 different kinds of services starting from registration for 1091 to taking permission for restaurants. One can walk into any of the centres and get the work done instead of running from one police station to another. Following is the list of services offered to the citizens
Police-Heart helpline registration
Senior citizen registration
Firearm licence — New
Firearm licence — Renew
Firecracker sale licence
Firecracker sale licence — Renewal
Premises use licence
Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)
New Hotel/Restaurant licence
Hotel/Restaurant Renewal licence
Loud speaker use permission
Job Verification certificate