New quarters planned for cops in State

New quarters planned for cops in State

Home Minister G Parameshwara on Tuesday said the government was planning to demolish dilapidated police quarters in the State and construct new ones.

He was speaking to reporters after visiting the Karnataka State Police Housing Corporation on Richmond Road here. “The State sanctioned about 11,000 houses for policemen in the budget last year and 5,056 houses are ready for occupation. Construction of the remaining houses will begin soon,” he said.

The government intends to provide housing to every policeman, he said adding that the government was spending Rs 16 lakh on construction of each house.

“There is a plan to build a complex comprising 33 rooms at Anand Rao Circle to provide accommodation facility to policemen from other states visiting the City for official purposes,” he said.

About disconnection of water supply to police quarters due to non-payment of water bill, he said: “I don’t know why the payment was not made. I will look into the matter and take appropriate steps.”

The Home department owes Rs 5 crore to the water board. There was no response from the officers in the department despite several notices. Hence, the water board disconnected the water supply recently.