Turbhe police wait for new building
NAVI MUMBAI: Even as the Navi Mumbai police had said that the Turbhe police station would get a new building in less than two years, the building is not likely to come up soon.
Constructed in 1974, the Turbhe police station is flooded by rain water every year during monsoon and the officials have to work from a nearby temple. They have to use boats to enter the police station premises at times.
Since t he police station mainly looks after the areas of Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC), they submitted a proposal of a four-storey building on the existing plot of the police station earlier this year.
The police accepted their proposal and requested the MIDC to bear 50% of the project cost. After several rounds of discussions, both the agencies submitted their proposals to the state government, but they have not received any go-ahead till date.
Sources from the Navi Mumbai police headquarters said that with no decision from the government so far, the new building plan is yet to take shape and will take a long time for it tio be completed.
“We have submitted all our plans to the government a few months ago and hope to get an approval soon,” said a senior police officer.
The 40-year-old building has water leakage problems.
“We have to bear the brunt every year. There are no proper washrooms and changing rooms for officers. Those who have not worked here will not be able to understand our problems,” said a police officer from the police station on condition of anonymity.
Jalal Ahmad, a trader from Turbhe, said that there are no proper sitting arrangements for visitors at the police station.
“Even the lane that leads to the police station is filled with water during monsoon and people face troubles to reach the premises. Taking these problems in to consideration, the proposed building should be constructed as soon as possible,” said Ahmad.
The Turbhe police station is flooded every monsoon.