Forces shifting to police accommodation in north Kashmir

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Srinagar, Sep 22 (UNI) Security forces residing in private houses in north Kashmir have started shifting to accommodation constructed by Police Construction Division (PCD).

A police spokesman said today that Director General of Police (DGP) Kuldeep Khoda, inspected alternate accommodation for security forces constructed by PCD at the cost of Rs 45 lakh at Sopore in Baramulla district.

He also inaugurated two double storey barracks made at a cost of Rs 40 lakh by PCD as alternate accommodation for security forces under modernisation plan.

Under the plan, security forces still operating from private houses and other buildings are now being provided government accommodation in the valley, spokesman said.

He added Mr Khoda also inaugurated office-cum-residential quarters at Tullibal Sopore, situated on the bank of river Jhelum.

It has been constructed by Police Housing Division (PHD) at a cost of Rs 28 lakh.

He also inaugurated mess cum dining hall and a three-storeyed barrack constructed under modernisation plan.

At Handwara, DGP inaugurated two storeyed barrack, mess dining hall, laboratory block and administrative block of District police at Kulangam constructed at a cost of Rs one crore by Police Housing Corporation (PHC) and eight units of upper subordinate quarters constructed by PHC at a cost of Rs 48 lakh.

He also inaugurated two barracks, residential accommodations for officers and jawans.

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