Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh (File photo)
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh (File photo)

Rajnath Singh to inaugurate 28 projects of paramilitary forces

ANI | Updated: Mar 05, 2019 23:18 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar 5 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will on Wednesday inaugurate 28 major infrastructure projects of Central Armed Police Forces, Delhi Police and other Central Police Organisations in Delhi.
He will also lay a foundation stone for three infrastructure projects of Land Port Authority of India (LPAI).
These projects involving 71 non-residential buildings, 5,283 residential quarters and 34 barracks, constructed at a total cost of Rs 1, 895.28 crores, are spread across 17 states -  Assam, Kerala, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tripura, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Telangana, Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttarakhand. 
The government has been taking various measures to enhance the capacity building of CAPFs. In the last five years alone, 1,773 infrastructure projects of the CAPFs have been sanctioned with a total outlay of Rs.12, 060 crores, out of which 992 projects worth Rs 4, 368.93 crores have been completed. The remaining projects are under various stages of construction and will be completed in the next two to three years.
With the completion of the residential projects under implementation, the housing satisfaction level in Central Armed Police Forces will be enhanced from 39.04 per cent to 48.30 per cent against authorized dwelling units.
A sum of Rs 1, 364.60 crores has been allocated to Delhi Police for infrastructure projects in the last five years.
To augment border infrastructure, two Integrated Check Posts (ICPs) at Raxaul and Jogbani on the Indo-Nepal border in the State of Bihar have been developed by Land Ports Authority of India at a cost of Rs.221.88 crore.
The Union Home Minister will also lay foundation stones for three construction works costing Rs 66.35 crore for providing accommodation for Border Guarding Forces deployed on the Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bangladesh borders.
The NDRF project involves office and training infrastructure, barracks and 16 residential quarters for its 8th Battalion at Ghaziabad to be constructed in the first phase at a cost of Rs 99.36 crore. (ANI)