Plans are afoot by the Maharashtra government to set up a new prison and seven new police stations in Mumbai. This was announced by the Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday.
The Dy.CM also revealed that he had discussions with officials of the police department on the requirement of new jails in Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune.
At present, there is only one Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai.
Fadnavis further adds that there was also a discussion on expediting the redevelopment project of police housing in Worli area of Mumbai. Fifteen projects of new police stations and police housing are almost ready and 10 more will be ready in six months.
Fadnavis tweeted that the Maha Govt plans to start Work for 457 police housing projects across Maharashtra with 53,860 houses for police personnel in progress. 87 new police stations in Maharashtra, 7 in Mumbai.
He has issued directives to the officials to prioritise the works, to initially take up the urgently needed projects, finish them speedily and then to go ahead phase-wise.
He also added that “wherever feasible, police housing should be built near police station itself and optimum utilisation of space need to be kept in mind amid preparing the plan.
News Input K.V.Raman