Swanky Police Stations??


This is no swank residence of an NRI returned. Believe it or not, its the Banaswadi Police station.

The long arm of the law decided that its buildings/facades needed a face lift. Corporates & other philanthrophists seemed to be only too happy to help with the makeover.

No longer will the police station be dank, dark, smelly and paanstained. Bangalore’s crime cells are pushing for the corporate look — swanky and stylish. Thanks to generous help from software giants, corporate groups, builders, banks and others. Of 88 police station buildings, 15 are getting new structures with modern lock-ups, plush reception areas, work stations and restrooms for the constabulary and cozy cabins for inspectors and their deputies. Utmost care is going into the structure, with the focus being on providing natural light and air, and architecture befitting Bangalore’s image.

Here’s a pic of the new Frazer Town police station, thanks to the generosity of the Colaco family.


In Kengeri, Toyota Kirloskar is building the new police station. Others are being sponsored by TCS (at Upparpet), Infosys (Basavanagudi), Wipro (Koramangala), iflex (Indiranagar), Sasken (Ulsoor), Canara Bank (Ulsoor Gate), State Bank of Mysore (Vyalikaval).

One of these days, I must pay a visit and check out these new buildings. Like the 2 above, I’m sure gonna be shell…er, cell-shocked?


3 Comments so far

  1. rubic_cube (unregistered) on May 9th, 2006 @ 4:27 pm

    Ravi – “cell”shocked! damn…

    BTW, now I see a new problem arising. There will be a rush to get assigned to these new police stations and corruption in its wake!

    What dya think?

  2. SloganMurugan (unregistered) on May 10th, 2006 @ 11:18 am

    The Sadashivanagar one is also swank. Hyderabad is another city with swank new Police stations. They even have a cosntable sitting outside with a computer like a receptionist and are ISO certified for the service they provide.

  3. Jace (unregistered) on May 10th, 2006 @ 3:13 pm

    Why are there so few windows? Are the buildings air conditioned?

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