At 25, new office complex for Police Commissioner

At 25, new office complex for Police Commissioner

CM launches works of seven projects at the cost of `113 crore

At 25, new office complex for Police Commissioner

The city Police Commissionerate, which is celebrating its silver jubilee year, got a fitting reward on Thursday, with the State Government launching seven developmental works at an estimated cost of Rs 113 crore, to further strengthen the existing set up.

The works include the new police commissioner’s office complex at the parade grounds of the existing office at the cost of Rs 16.16 crore; 372 quarters for police constables and 24 for PSIs at the cost of Rs 63.17 crore; new building for City Armed Reserve (CAR) police complex including that of ACP at the cost of Rs 3.40 crore; dormitory (CAR) and recreation room at the cost of Rs 91.08 lakh; dormitory for SI grade officers at the cost of Rs 1.48 crore; and upgraded police training school (PTS) at district armed reserve (DAR) police force at the cost of Rs 4.91 crore.

Interestingly, all these buildings are designed on heritage lines keeping in view the heritage value of the city of Mysore. The works are expected to be completed in the next 10 months to 18 months, Police Commissioner M A Saleem explained that the new building was inevitable, as the growing city demanded the change. Initially, the office of the Commissionerate was opened at Mounted Police headquarters on Lalitha Mahal road, and later shifted to the existing building of Police Band House in Nazarbad.

ADGP and Managing Director of Karnataka State Police Housing Corporation Limited, Praveen Sood said that residential quarters, sophisticated offices and also well equipped training facilities had been on the wish list of most police personnel. Taking all these into cognisance, the Police Housing Corporation has set a target to build 20,000 houses.

In the next three years, 11,000 houses will be completed, and works on building 2,000 houses have been already launched.

The works on building 48 police stations in the State have also begun, while more facilities are being created for women police personnel in the stations. Similarly, works on upgrading the police training schools at Bangalore, Hassan, Kadur and Dharwad have been completed up to 50 per cent.

After completion of the works, the capacity of training will be increased from existing 2,000 policemen to 4,000. Like Mysore city, police public schools will be constructed at other regions too, Sood added.