New name for New Panvel police station
PANVEL: A police station at New Panvel which has nothing to do with New Panvel node will now be known as Panvel taluka police station, with permission being granted by the state home department earlier this week, according to sources.
The decision is now going to put an end to the confusion among residents over the jurisdiction of the police station. Since the police station was established, a large part of the rural areas of Panvel taluka fall under it. Hence it has been named so now.
The New Panvel police station of Navi Mumbai police commissionerate includes the eastern and southern areas of Panvel taluka. When the police station was formed, the Panvel city police existed. The new police station was established owing to a rise in population in the region.
Deputy commissioner of police (administration) Prashant Khaire, said, “Though it was named New Panvel police station, it had nothing to do with New Panvel node. Since the New Panvel police station premises were in Panvel, there was constant confusion among residents.”
“Those in the nodes came to New Panvel police station to register their complaints, while those from the rural areas went to Panvel city police station. At times, even the new officers and personnel at the police would get confused,” said Khaire.
“There was confusion in the administration too. Three years ago when the Khandeshwar police station was established, the New Panvel node was transferred under its jurisdiction. Since then, the confusion at New Panvel police station increased further,” added Khaire.
Khaire said the name change will now put an end to all the confusion as it clearly states that it is for the rural areas.
The New Panvel police station includes the eastern and southern areas of Panvel taluka.