Maharashtra police housing wing speeds up city projects
NAGPUR : The Maharashtra State Police Housing and Welfare Corporation has started preparing designs for expansion of city police chief’s office. The designs will be presented before the director general of police for approval within a couple of months. The plan for expanding the office of the Nagpur rural superintendent of police too is being made.
The idea of an expanded commissioner of police’s (CP) office that will have an integrated complex housing all the crucial wings and units, including control room, crime branch and traffic, along with a video conferencing hall was floated by CP SP Yadav. It got support from chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and guardian minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule.
As the existing office is a heritage building, the cops have earmarked and also cleared substantial area in the backyard of the CP office for construction of the new premises. Guardian minister Bawankule had earlier said the CM would inaugurate the expansion project of the CP office in June. A senior officer from city police said the bhoomipujan would be conducted only after the decision to start the work is taken. “There is no point in conducting the ceremony without any work plan,” said the officer.
A source from the state police housing department said three different designs will be prepared for the CP and SP offices to choose from. “We have to be cautious as the CP office in Nagpur is a heritage structure. The tendering process can start only after the designs are approved and budget sanctioned,” said the source.
Apart from the office of the top cops, construction of 280 quarters for constables at Police Line Takli, 196 at Pachpaoli and 112 at Indora, too are in the pipeline. It is learnt the process of tendering would start within a week for the Police Line Takli project, as the plan for it has already been sanctioned. “In a month’s time, the tendering for Pachpaoli and Indora projects would likely be completed,” said a source.