New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched 28 major infrastructure projects of the Central Armed Police Forces and other central police organisations costing nearly Rs 1,900 crore and spread over 17 states. Singh also laid the foundation stones for three projects of the Land Ports Authority of India at a function held here.
The 28 major infrastructure projects inaugurated by the home minister belonged to the CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP and SSB, besides the Delhi Police and other central police organisations such as the Land Ports Authority of India, the NDRF and the Central Forensic Science Laboratory. These projects, involving 71 non-residential buildings, 5,283 residential quarters and 34 barracks, constructed at a total cost of Rs 1,895.28 crore, 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 home minister said the central government has been taking various measures to enhance the capacity building of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and in the last five years alone, 1,773 infrastructure projects of the CAPFs have been sanctioned with a total outlay of Rs 12,060 crore. A sum of Rs 1,364.60 crore has been allocated to the Delhi Police for infrastructure projects in the last five years.