Sunday, June 13, 2010

Cops say no to quarters, 1,500 homes lie vacant

Call it an irony. Those who keep us safe are themselves struggling for a roof for their families in this metropolis. The policemen are opting for staying out of police quarters and heading to rented accommodations. There are more than 1,500 police quarters that are lying vacant and policemen do not want to live there. The policemen are staying away from the quarters even as the department says that there is a huge shortfall of houses that is required to accommodate city policemen. The department has only about 18,500 houses for its over 38,000-strong constabulary. According to a reply to a Right to Information Act query, the Mumbai police say that the quarters, each measuring up to not more than 180 square feet in area, are lying vacant. The reply, sought by a social worker, states that the quarters are vacant as most of them are in a dilapidated condition. It also states that the houses are small in size and lack amenities. "Some of them are not connected well to railway stations, bus stops and markets," the reply states. The RTI reply, on the other hand, mentions that there is a shortfall of over 13,000 houses and currently only about 4,200 quarters are being constructed.

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