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Police department chooses PCMC school for constructing new police commissionerate

The demand for a new police commissionerate for the twin industrial township has been pending before the government, for a decade now.Police officers and administrative officials of PCMC were frantically scouting for a strategic location for the commissionerate, which will also serve as the police headquarters.

pune Updated: Apr 26, 2018 14:52 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
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A PCMC-run school in Chinchwad gaon will be the site where the new PCMC police commissionerate will be constructed.(HT PHOTO)

The deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Ganesh Shinde has zeroed in on Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation run school area in Chinchwad Gaon as the site for the new police commissionerate. On Monday, he submitted a demand letter to PCMC commissioner in this regard. The state cabinet led by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis gave the approval for setting up the new police commissionerate in Pimpri-Chinchwad township.

The demand for a new police commissionerate for the twin industrial township has been pending before the government, for a decade now.Police officers and administrative officials of PCMC were frantically scouting for a strategic location for the commissionerate, which will also serve as the police headquarters. The temporary office building of the police commissionerate will be inaugurated on May 1, on account of Maharashtra Day. A new office building for the same will be constructed soon.

After getting the final approval, Pune police commissioner Rashmi Shukla, DCP Ganesh Shinde and other office bearer visited the three sites. The first option was a Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation run school area in Chinchwadgaon, second was the new pradhikaran building near Akurdi Station and the third option was the old building of Pradhikaran at Tilak chowk. After the visits, officers gave preference to Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation-run school area in Chinchwadgaon.

District guardian minister Girish Bapat said, “We are looking at suitable government land or buildings on rent for the headquarters within the Pimpri-Chinchwad limits. It would be good it is close to PCMC headquarters.”

Now police department is waiting for response from PCMC. According to the city police, the new police commissionerate will require a 10-acre plot and another 40 acres for the headquarters as it will have a bigger jurisdiction including Talegaon, Dehu Road, Alandi and Chakan.

The new commissionerate jurisdiction will comprise Nigdi, Pimpri, Chinchwad, Bhosari, Bhosari MIDC, Wakad, Hinjawadi, Sangvi, Dighi and Chikhali police stations.

First Published: Apr 26, 2018 14:44 IST