Need to go towards the concept of high rise buildings to provide modern low cost quality infrastructure to all-Manoher Lal.

Panchkula, Sept 13 – Pitching for green, eco-friendly, energy efficient and earthquake resistant buildings, Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal today called for adopting ultra-modern technologies like Prefab Structures, Rainwater Harvesting, Green Roof top, Solar Energy to create such infrastructure in the country.

          The Chief Minister was addressing the delegates after inaugurating two-day ‘6th All India Police Housing Conference’ being organized by Haryana Police Housing Corporation (HPHC) in association with Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), New Delhi in Panchkula today. HPHC has, for the first time, hosting the national conference which is being attended by Heads of State Police Housing Corporations, Engineers, Architects, technical and other experts.

          Addressing the delegates, Mr Manohar Lal said that land is limited thus we also need to go towards the concept of high rise buildings to provide modern low cost quality infrastructure to all including police personnel. The eminence deliberations on various technical and other aspects in today’s conference would go a long way relating to create such infrastructure in the country.

          The Chief Minister said that State government is fully committed to make Haryana police as country’s leading police force. All kind of financial assistance and other resources would be provided to the State Police in this direction. He said that assistance of Rs550 crore through HUDCO has been sanctioned for construction of about 3000 houses for police personnel.

          He said that government had also taken several initiatives to realize the vision of Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi of Housing for All by year 2022. As against the construction target of 38000 houses in rural areas, 18752 houses have already been sanctioned. Similarly, more than 3.31 lakh houses have been planned for urban areas. Apart from implementation of Uniform building code, a provision of e-auction of commercial sites, subsidy on solar system and approval of building plan with in five-days had been made. In addition, water harvesting system has been made mandatory in large size plots of Haryana Shahri Vikas Pradhikaran.

          Describing police as the face of the government, the Chief Minister said that their performance depicts the behavior and working style of any organization. He said that a number of decisions have been taken to support and encourage police personnel to deliver better such as a weekly off, opening of 29 women police stations, enhancement of ex-gratia from Rs10 lakh to Rs30 lakh. Besides, transparent recruitment process had been adopted in police recruitment. About 4500 constables have already been recruited whereas process had been initiated to recruit 5000 more.

          Speaking on this occasion, Director General of Police, Mr B.S. Sandhu thanked the Chief Minister for extending all support and cooperation to the police force. He said that HPHC has been working to provide a better living and working conditions to the members of police force. Recalling his five years tenure in HPHC, he said that the Corporation has spent Rs1600 crore during last six years whereas merely Rs800 crore were spent from year 1990 to 2012. The Present government had provided Rs 550 crore to the corporation to undertake construction works. An ultra-modern office building of Commissioner of Police office had been built with Rs35 crore in Gurugram. We are providing all kinds of facilities in new police lines. 22 Police Public Schools have been opened in all police lines where about 16000 students are getting quality education, he added.

          While addressing the delegates, Director General, BPR & D, New Delhi, Dr. A. P. Maheshwari stressed the need to construct such infrastructure that can be expanded whenever required. Besides, multi-storied buildings should also be planned by all the State Police Housing Corporations. In addition, Police Housing Corporations should also create awareness about the regular monitoring of construction activities by police officers so that quality of works improves further.

          Earlier, Chairman, HPHC welcomed the Chief Minister and all the delegates and said that Police Housing corporation engaged in creating Police infrastructure for police forces. The work of the Corporation in terms of quality, technologies and cost is the best.

          Managing Director, HPHC, Mr A.K. Dhul presented vote of thanks on this occasion. Highlighting the achievements of the Corporation, he said that the efforts being made for construction of modern low cost high quality infrastructure will be further strengthened with mutual deliberations. He also expressed gratitude towards DGP, Mr B.S. Sandhu for providing all support for the successful organization of the National Conference. The corporation has scaled new heights during Mr Sandhu’s five year tenure as Managing Director.

          Director General State Vigilance Burea, Mr P.R. Dev, Director General Prisons, Mr K. Selvaraj, Director General, Headquarters, Mr K.K. Mishra, ADGP, Crime Mr P.K. Agrawal, ADGP Admn. Mr Sudhir Chowdhary, ADGP Law and Order, Mohd. Akil, ADGP Operations, Mr A.S. Chawla, IG Modernization, Mr H.S. Doon, other senior officers of the police and civil administration and delegates, technical experts from across the country were also present on this occasion.