Nagpur: Many eyebrows were raised over the quality of newly constructed multi-story Police Bhavan in Nagpur. As the city was lashed by heavy rains and storms, a portion of ceiling on the fifth floor, and two more floors have reportedly caved in at the headquarters of City Police Commissionerate housed in the newly inaugurated Police Bhavan. The incident occurred after Nagpur experienced strong winds and rains on Tuesday evening.
The newly constructed Police Bhavan was inaugurated by State Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and State Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil recently.
According to reports, a major portion of the ceiling had caved in on the fifth floor which the ministerial staff was occupying. Similarly, some portions of the ceiling also came down in the fourth and sixth floors as well.
The Police Bhavan building is constructed on four acres of land at a cost of Rs 110 crore. The building is divided into two wings — A wing will have the Commissionerate of Police, while B wing comprises the office of the Superintendent of Police (Nagpur Rural). The seven-storey building has a floor area of 1.60 lakh square feet. The office of all the DCPs, including Zonal DCPs, are housed in the imposing building.
In March 2018, the ground-breaking ceremony of the building was performed by the then Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari.