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Andhra Pradesh Police Housing Corporation to construct 2 mega complexes in Vijayawada

Andhra Pradesh Police Housing Corporation to construct 2 mega complexes in Vijayawada
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Andhra Pradesh State police department has decided to utilise its valuable land for both commercial and residential purposes in cities and towns so...

Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh State police department has decided to utilise its valuable land for both commercial and residential purposes in cities and towns so that the staff will get quarters for comfortable living and the department will get revenue on commercial structures.

The department has valuable lands at prime locations in almost all cities and towns in the State. But these precious lands are not fully utilised properly. Now, the police department has decided to use these lands for both commercial and residential purposes.

As part of it, the department will construct two mega complexes in Vijayawada at a cost of Rs 200 crore. The Andhra Pradesh Police Housing Corporation (APPHC), which is so far constructing the police quarters and police stations, will take up these projects in Vijayawada.

The APPHC meeting was organised at the office in Vijayawada on Thursday. Nagul Meera, the chairman of the APPHC presided over it and Director General of Police (DGP) RP Thakur, Home Secretary AR Anuradha and other officials also attended the meeting. The meeting took some important decisions on construction of two complexes in Vijayawada city at a cost of Rs 200 crore.

The APPHC will construct 13-floor building near One-town police station on BRP Road. Two floors will be used for parking, one floor for commercial purposes. A total of 125 residential flats will be built from 4th to 13th floor for constables and sub-inspectors of police in the mega complex.

The commercial space in the complex will be used for generating revenue and it can be used for the welfare of police staff. In all, 90 flats will be built for constables and 35 flats for sub-inspectors.

The Rs 150 crore complex will be the tallest building in one town. Constables flats will have 1,100 sqft plinth area. So far, the department is constructing constables’ quarters in 700 sqft plinth area only.

The second multi-storied complex will be constructed in Hanuman Pet near to the district jail. The 10-floor building will be used for both commercial and residential purposes. The quarters will be constructed for the officials. The Circle inspectors’ quarters will have 1,800 sqft plinth area, the ACPs quarters 2,200 sqft plinth area and the DCP quarters will have 2,500 sqft plinth area.

The APPHC also decided to construct a police officers’ club in Gandhi Nagar at a cost of Rs 15 crore and Police Kalyana Mandapam near Women's police station adjacent to AR Grounds in Labbipet with Rs 5 crore.

Briefing media after the Housing Corporation meeting, APPHC Chairman Nagul Meera said the meeting has decided to construct constables’ quarters in 1,100 sqft plinth area so that the families could live comfortably.

He said many constables’ quarters are lying vacant in the State because the houses were built with plinth area of only 700 sqft. He said the APPHC will take bank loan and the State government will give guarantee for it, he added.

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