Turbhe police station flooded, again DIAL DURING EMERGENCIES
Turbhe police station was flooded on Saturday because of incessant rains since Friday night.
Almost all the rooms of the old section of the station premises were filled with flood water up to three meter from the floor. The police officials had to work from a few new rooms constructed on the upper side of the compound.
This is however, not for the first time the police station has been affected by flood.
Every year during monsoon, the station building is submerged in rain water and the officers have to use boats to recover the important documents from the premises.
“In the past few years, our officers worked from a temple located in front the police station during flooding,” said Ram Deshmukh, senior police inspector of Turbhe police station.
“This year however, the situation is not so bad till now. Some of our rooms in the new section are yet to be affected by the flood and we are working from there,” said Deshmukh.
Constructed in 1974, the police station looks after mainly the area of Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC).
The Navi Mumbai police have long been asking the MIDC to construct a four-storey Personnel at Turbhe police station have got used to working in flooded rooms. (Left) The waterlogged road outside the police station. building for the police station on the same plot.
“The MIDC officials are taking time to decide. Several meeting have been held for discussing this matter. We hope they will take the decision soon and will construct the proposed building before next monsoon,” Deshmukh said.
Apart from flood, the police officials are facing many other problems in the 40-year-old building.
“There is no proper changing room, washroom in the police station,” said a police officer.
Water leakage is a problem throughout monsoon.
“The lane to come to the police station is also filled with water and visitors reach us wading through knee-deep water. Therefore, a concrete decision to construct a new building should be taken soon,” he added.