Home Secretary has approved the Rs. 4.4-crore project, says Bhaskar Rao
The construction of a new state-of-the-art headquarters for the Coastal Security Police (CSP) at a cost of Rs. 4.45 crore would begin on 2.5 acres of land at the Malpe Fisheries Harbour here within a month.
Bhaskar Rao, IGP (Coastal Security Police and Internal Security), told The Hindu on Thursday that the Principal Secretary (Home) had approved the proposal of the construction of new building for the headquarters of CSP. The new building would reflect the local architecture of the coastal region. It would have sloping domes and multiple terraces. The new building would come up adjacent to the existing CSP police station in Malpe Fisheries Harbour.
“It will not be glass building as seen in the metros. The construction of the building will be done by the Nirmithi Kendra, Udupi. The construction work is expected to take about two years,” he said.
The new building will have three floors, including the basement, with observation posts. The building would house a training centre to train the personnel of the Coastal Security Police.
At present, the CSP was sending its policemen to be trained by the Coast Guard and Indian Navy at other places. “After the completion of the building, the faculty from the Coast Guard and Indian Navy could come to the new headquarters building here and teach the policemen,” he said.
The construction of a modern police station of CSP would be taken up at Hejmady village in Udupi district next week. It would be constructed at a cost of Rs. 50 lakh. This police station would have a jetty attached to it. This jetty would provide parking space for three boats. “This will be the first police station which will have a jetty attached to it,” he said
The sanctioned strength of CSP is 534. But at present, the CSP has 230 police personnel. As many as four police stations of the CSP were functioning at Hejmady and Gangolli in Udupi district, and Honnavar and Belekeri in Uttara Kannada district, Mr. Rao said.