Kalady: The Kalady police station has been adjudged one of the three best stations in the rural districts of the state, the other two being Kodanad and Chottanikkara stations. This is the first time Kalady station is getting the honour for the best police station. CI Saji Marcose received the trophy during the Republic Day celebrations held at the Police Headquarters on January 26.
The station excelled in terms of keeping a well-maintained building, amenities, clean and hygienic surroundings, speedy closure of cases, and maintenance of records. The beautiful garden in front of the station, and the adjoining vegetable farm are a few things that made Kalady station stand out. Bittergourd, lady’s finger, snake guard, cabbage, tomato and cauliflower are grown here.
The police officers themselves get into the shoes of gardeners and maintain the garden, and they harvested the first yield of vegetables. The station has a total of 52 staff, including a Circle Inspector, 2 Sub-inspectors, 15 ASIs and women civil police officers. A vast area from Kuttampuzha panchayat to Nedumbassery panchayat falls under the jurisdiction of the station.
The prominent spots that come under the limits of the station are Malayattoor mountain ranges, Kurissumudy, Sree Sankara birth place, Kanjoor Church pilgrimage centre, Thiruvairanikulam temple which draws lakhs of devotees for its 12-day nadathurappu festival, the adjoining areas near Nedumbassery international airport, Sanskrit University, the tourist spot of Mulankuzhi Mahagonythottam. The present building of the station was constructed in 1978. The government has sanctioned Rs 2 crore to set up a new building on its premises.
Shijo Varghese is the Principal ASI of the station.