Lack of land delaying police housing projects: Par Panel told
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Last Updated: Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 21:27
New Delhi: Unavailability of adequate land and lack of coordination among government agencies was leading to delays in fulfilling the housing needs of police and paramilitary forces, a Parliament panel was told on Wednesday.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, which met here this afternoon, discussed the housing needs of police and paramilitary forces.

The meeting was chaired by AIADMK Rajya Sabha member V Maitreyan in absence of Committee Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu.

A presentation by representatives of paramilitary forces cited lack of coordination among various government agencies involved in construction of housing units as reasons for delay in completion of the projects.

Delhi Police's presentation mentioned about the lack of adequate land in the capital for completion of various housing projects for its personnel.

At present, the Delhi Police has 14,946 government quarters for its 77,257 personnel. A housing project at Dwarka for construction of 342 flats is on and 719 staff quarters are under construction in premises of various police stations and police posts.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs had on July 30 approved Rs 50 crore for Delhi Police for constructing residential buildings in the 11th Plan.

The next meeting is expected later this month or in early November.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 21:27

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