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Police Presence to be enhanced on new Mandela Avenue to Eccles Thoroughfare

(Photo: Keno George/April 14, 2022)

Plans are in motion to further enhance the police presence on the recently commissioned Mandela Avenue to Eccles Four Lane Thoroughfare and its surrounding environments, as two police outposts are soon expected to be placed at both ends of the highway.

This was confirmed by Deputy Commissioner 'Operations' (ag) Mr Ravindradat Budhram who, along with Commander of Region 4'A', Assistant Commissioner Simon McBean, visited the area on Friday afternoon (April 15, 2022) to identify potential areas where the outposts can be placed.

It is expected that one of the police outposts will be placed about 400 metres away from the Mandela Avenue Roundabout (eastern lane heading to Eccles), while the other one will be placed the same distance away from the turn that leads to the highway from Eccles (western lane heading to G/town).

Mr Budhram, in an invited comment, explained that the police outposts, once in place, are expected to aid and further enhance traffic control and crime detection in both Divisions (4A and 4B).

The new road link, which was commissioned by President Dr Mohamed Irfaan Mohamed Ali, on Thursday, April 14, 2022, will see a burden being lifted as the tiresome traffic congestion that affects commuters from the East and West Banks of Demerara, will be eased.

Accompanying Mr Budhram and Assistant Commissioner McBean on the visit were Officer-in-charge of the Construction Department, Assistant Superintendent Singh; Assistant Superintendent Nedd (4A); W/Chief Inspector Debbie Handy (4B); Inspector Boyce (4A); Inspector Henry (4B) along with other ranks.

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