The work on nine-storey command and control centre for the police department in Bengaluru is finally slated to begin in the month of November.
A decision to this effect was taken during a meeting chaired by Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara, who also holds the Home portfolio.
The project was first announced in the 2015-16 budget by former chief minister Siddaramaiah, with an estimated outlay of Rs 50 crore.
The centre was supposed to be set up over a period of three years.
However, the project failed to take off. It again found mention in the 2018-19 (February) budget, where the project cost had escalated to Rs 80 crore.
But as per the statement issued by the Home Minister’s office, the estimated project cost now stands at Rs 130 crore.
The centre will come up in place of the existing intelligence wing on the premises of the police headquarters on Nrupatunga Road.