Gurgaon To Get Its First Woman Police Chief

Gurgaon To Get Its First Woman Police Chief

Kala Ramachandran termed traffic management and road safety as the biggest problems in Gurgaon. (File)


Gurgaon is all set to have its first woman police chief from Tuesday when 1994-batch, Haryana-cadre IPS officer Kala Ramachandran will assume the charge of the city police commissioner.

Ms Ramachandran will take over the charge from outgoing Police Commissioner K K Rao who has been transferred to the Centre for Police Training and Research at Bhondsi near Gurgaon.

Talking to news agency PTI, Ms Ramachandran listed managing traffic, providing safety and security to city residents and enhancing the ease of doing business among her priorities, besides focussing on basic policing.

“I will spell out my detailed plans when I join and meet my team but my basic goal of strengthening basic policing is very clear. As police personnel, I would ensure that the entire force works towards making the city and its residents safe and secure,” she said.

Terming traffic management and road safety as the biggest problems in Gurgaon, she said the two will be her key focus area.

“Traffic is one of the key concerns in Gurugram and this will be on top charts. We are also looking to provide road and cyber safety to all residents,” she added.

“Gurugram being a city with diverse milieu from rural to urban and corporate to industrial, the focus will be on the ease of living and doing business,” she said.

“Besides traffic management and road safety, we will also focus on the security and safety of citizens from street crimes like hooliganism, eve-teasing and drunken driving,” she said.

“Security of women, protection of children from offences and checking economic offences and cyber crimes too would be the police priority,” Ms Ramachandran said.

Ms Ramachandran has worked earlier as superintendent of police in Rewari, Fatehabad and Panchkula districts. She was also on central deputation to Intelligence Bureau from 2001 and headed the North Eastern Police Academy in Meghalaya from 2017 to 2020.

She returned to her home cadre in August 2020 and served as additional director general of police of Crime Against Women Cell and Vigilance at Haryana police headquarters besides the principal secretary of transport.

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