New police headquarter building to complete in 18 months

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Bhopal, May 16 (UNI) The new building of the Madhya Pradesh Police Headquarter complete with modern facilities would be ready in one-and-half years.

Madhya Pradesh Police Housing Corporation (MPPHC) Chairman Raman Kakkad and Managing Director Pawan Jain gave the information during an informal discussion with reporters here today.

Mr Kakkad said the five-storied building to be built at a cost of Rs 18.73 crore would be constructed within 18 months. A private company from Mumbai has been provided the contract for construction.

The new building -- spawning an area of 28,000 sq feet -- is being constructed behind the old building. Apart from the office of the Director General of Police, the new building would house offices of important branches and department heads.

He said the project was the biggest undertaken by the MPPHC since it was formed in 1981. Supervision charge to the tune of Rs two crore to be received from the company has been waived.

Besides working area, parking, lift, security system and other facilities would be available.

Referring to works being done by the MPPHC, Mr Jain said the corporation has earned a profit of Rs 15 crore in 2007-08 and would provide a dividend of Rs one crore to the government for the first time this year.

So far, the corporation has constructed 29,000 houses providing accommodation to 70,000 police personnel. The website of the corporation would soon come into existence.

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