Thiruvananthapuram, Feb. 5, : Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will open the first coastal police station at Kollam district in Kerala on February 9.
Kerala will become the first state to establish coastal police stations in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks.
Kerala was earlier sanctioned eight coastal police stations to strengthen security in coastal areas at an outlay of Rs. 43.56 crore.
In addition to Neendakara, the other stations are at Vizhinjam, Fort Kochi, Thodapalli, Beypore, Azhikel, Bekel and Kodugallore.