NASHIK: A delegation led by social activist Kailas Chumbhale submitted a statement to Mumbai Naka Police Station’s Senior Police Inspector Sunil Rohkale demanding a police chowki (police station) at Govindnagar or Jogging Park area.
In the letter, Chumbhale state that Govind Nagar is the central part of Nashik city and is home to high profile individuals, officers, and businessmen. The Govind Nagar area has four to five jogging track gardens, schools and markets, and many reputed hospitals. The area is surrounded by ring roads and highways on all four sides.
The road’s length is 100 feet, from City Center Mall to Govind Nagar Highway tunnel. This road is widely used by vehicles entering from Mumbai Highway to reach Satpur, Gangapur, Mahatma Nagar without entering the city. Due to the jogging track, many elders go for morning and evening walks. Also, as a school is present in this area, many women commute through this road to drop off children at school.
However, due to traffic congestion, many accidents occur in this area. Also, near the jogging track area, miscreants steal money, crack obscene jokes, and cause inconvenience to residents.
The area is witnessing an increase in the number of crimes like the snatching of gold chains and other thefts. Therefore, the area is in dire need of a police chowki.