New Delhi: The Central Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been taking various measures to empower the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) by improving infrastructure. 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, out of which 992 projects worth Rs 4,368.93 crore have been completed. The remaining projects are under various stages of construction and will be completed in next 2-3 years.

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will inaugurate 28 major infrastructure projects of Central Armed Police Forces (BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP and SSB), Delhi Police and other Central Police Organizations (Land Ports Authority of India, NDRF and Central Forensic Science Laboratory) at a function on March 6.

He will also lay the foundation stone for three infrastructure projects of LPAI. 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.

With the completion of the residential projects that are under implementation, the housing satisfaction level in the CAPFs will increase from 39.04% to 48.3%  against authorized dwelling units.

A sum of Rs 1,364.6 crore has been allocated to Delhi Police for infrastructure projects in the last five years. 35 projects consisting of 21 police stations, 10 police posts, 2 DCP offices, 1 district line and 1 housing project and 1,066 residential quarters have been completed. The two Delhi Police projects to be inaugurated tomorrow at Kondli and Badarpur have police lines, a police station and 150 staff will be.

The government has also approved purchase of 200 MIG flats and 582 LIG flats from DDA for Delhi Police.

12 projects consisting of 4 police stations, 2 DCP Offices, 1 police line, 4 housing projects (939 residential quarters) and 58 barracks will be completed within the next two years.

With the completion of these projects, Delhi Police will be able to provide better office, residential accommodation and operational facilities to its field staff.

To augment border infrastructure, two Integrated Check Posts (ICPs) at Raxaul and Jogbani on the Indo-Nepal border in the State of Bihar have been developed by Land Ports Authority of India at a cost of Rs 221.88 crore.

The Union home minister will also lay foundation stones for three buildings  costing Rs 66.35 crore for providing accommodation to border guarding forces deployed in the Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bangladesh borders.

The NDRF project involves office and training infrastructure, barracks and 16 residential quarters for its 8th Battalion at Ghaziabad to be constructed in the first phase at a cost of Rs 99.36 crore. Two Central Forensic Science Laboratories (CFSL) have been constructed at a cost of Rs 105.79 crore at Bhopal and Guwahati.