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Maharashtra government mulling police housing projects in big cities

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Shiv Sena, Mumbai, Maharashtra, Maharashtra CM, Devendra Fadnavis, Cabinet, panchang, almanac, Gulabrao Patil, Shiv Sena ministerPTI Photo/Kamal Kishore

Mumbai: A proposal to allot government land for housing projects for police personnel in major cities of Maharashtra is under consideration, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said. The government was considering a proposal to provide houses to police personnel in cities such as Nagpur, Aurangabad, Nashik, Thane, Navi Mumbai and Pune by providing land to state housing agencies CIDCO and MHADA, the chief minister said.

Also, 43 projects including 21 residential ones for police personnel worth Rs 1,690 crore are in progress in the state, Fadnavis said at a review meeting, officials informed. Tenders are being issued for 5,611 projects worth Rs 1,280 crore. These projects are located in suburban Goregaon, Mulund and Marol in Mumbai, and at Akola, Satara, Jalgaon, Thane, Beed, Nanded, Raigad, Malegaon and Osmanabad.

The chief minister asked the police commissioners and superintendents of police to personally monitor and speed up the process to provide house to every police personnel, officials added. Minister of State for Home Ranjeet Patil, Director General of Police Datta Padsalgikar, Mumbai police commissioner Subodh Jaiswal and other senior officials were present at the meeting.