Published On : Mon, Oct 31st, 2016

30,000 modern houses for policemen to be built in next two years: Fadnavis


Nagpur: “State Government will construct around 30000 modern houses for police personnel in the coming two years. A fund of Rs 2000 crore has been made available for construction of houses for policemen in different areas of Nagpur and Nashik districts,” the Chief Minister said while laying foundation stone for 280 houses for policemen in Gittikhadan area here on Monday.

The programme was presided over by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Mayor Pravin Datke, MLAs Sudhakar Kohale, Sudhakar Deshmukh, Krishna Khopde, Dr Milind Mane, Vikas Kumbhare, MLCs Anil Sole, Girish Vyas, Divisional Commissioner Anup Kumar, Police Commissioner Dr K Venkatesham, Joint Police Commissioner Santosh Rastogi, NIT Trustee Bhushan Shingne, Special IGP Ravindra Kadam, and others were present.

“The retired policemen will be provided houses of their own under Prime Minister’s Awas Yojana. 10,000 such houses will be constructed in Nagpur on the lines of Mumbai,” Fadnavis said.

CCTV surveillance network in city:

Fadnavis further said that Nagpur City will be under a network of CCTV surveillance. The system will be activated within three months under Command and Control System. Larsen and Toubro (L&T) Company will set up the state-of-the-art network. This network will facilitate in making the city a wi-fi one and it will help police machinery enormously. Nagpur model will prove ideal for other cities as well, the Chief Minister stated.

“The new Commissionerate and office of Superintendent of Police will be constructed the most modern way having all necessary facilities. The monitoring and control of Command and Control System will be done from these new buildings,” Fadnavis said.

Speaking on the occasion, Gadkari said that road network and basic facilities are being provided to directly implement the accident-free Nagpur concept. “A provision of Rs 11,000 crore has been made by Ministry of Road Transport and Shipping for repairing and maintaining of accident prone spots. The concerned authorities should prepare proposals for Nagpur district also. A new policy for traffic regulation will be announced soon. The Digital Locker scheme will benefit around 18 crore people,” Gadkari said.

At the outset, Commissioner of Police Dr K Venkatesham welcomed the dignitaries and delivered introductory speech. He elaborated on the housing scheme for policemen and new police stations proposed for Nagpur City.