Security in capital’s markets to be improved

NAHARLAGUN, Jul 1: Security in the markets in the capital complex would be given a new thrust in order to attract investors to the state.
This decision was taken during a meeting here on Monday between the executive members of the Itanagar Market Welfare Association, the market welfare committees of Naharlagun, Nirjuli, Doimukh and Nyorch, and the Arunachal Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ACCI).
ACCI president Tarh Nachung, who chaired the meeting, apprised the gathering of the recent discussions between an ACCI team and DGP SBK Singh regarding making the existing police beats functional after renovation, activating nakas, and opening new nakas.
The meeting with the DGP featured discussions on renovating the police beats at Gohpur Tinali, the Hanuman temple in Ganga, and Maxmart in Naharlagun, besides establishing more police beats. The DGP assured the traders’ body that more CCTVs will be installed and more police personnel deployed, Nachung said.
“Any trader facing problem from mischief mongers should take pictures and post them to the active police mobile app for the police to reach the spot,” he said.
Nachung also informed about the traders’ “verification melas” to be conducted by the ACCI at IG Park in Itanagar, the KV ground in Naharlagun, and the Nyokum Niya ground in Nirjuli simultaneously on 7 and 21 July.
“The verification mela will be a calendar event, covering all district headquarters, in the future,” Nachung said.
Nachung identified 0 Point Tinali in Itanagar, G Extension and the Polo Park entrance in Naharlagun, and the area near the ISBT in Nirjuli, along with Nyorch and Doimukh for establishing police beats, besides setting up naka points at 6 Mile in Itanagar, Nyokum Lapang, Karmajuli, and the railway station.
He said installation of CCTV cameras has been sought at vulnerable locations, including the Borum and Gumto railway stations, the ISBT, all naka points, and the police check gates.
ACCI secretary-general Toko Tatung exhorted all to “work coherently to achieve the desired results,” and proposed to send an ACCI delegation abroad to earn practical knowledge for replication here.
“The credit goes to the ACCI for 7 percent green bonus granted to the state government by the Centre,” he said.
Some of the participants expressed resentment that many police personnel on duty at naka points are “demanding gratification,” and urged the ACCI to draw the authority’s attention to the matter. ACCI chief adviser Pradeep Behera and legal advisor Bajrang Lal Pancharia also spoke.