The construction work for the new Mulavukad police station would start soon, with Home Department having released a fund of `80 lakh for the purpose. A 10-cent plot, near the Container Road has been handed over to Police Department by the Mulavukad panchayat.
The police officials said that they would first start the piling work for the construction of the three-storey building. The Mulavukad police station will be shifted near the Container Road, considering the security aspects of the Vallarapadam Container terminal here. “The construction will be completed within a year’s time. The building will house police stations on the ground floor, Office of Tourism Police on the first floor and Janamaithri Centre on the second floor,” the police official said.
The police station is now functioning in a rented building in an interior part of Mulavukkad. Very often it takes a long time for the officials to reach a spot when incidents of crime occur on Container Road. The Home Department also gave approval for the Office of Tourism Police as Bolgatty Palace is located in the region.
Separate funds allocated for Tourism Police Office would be released for the construction. The officials said that Rs 80-lakh would not be enough for completing the construction work as piling work has to be done.
The police station will have the jurisdiction of Bolgatty, borders of Vypeen, Mulavukad and major portions of Container Road till Cheranelloore.
The construction work of the four-storey building of North Police Station will also commence soon. According to sources, a fund of Rs 1.5 crore has been allotted for the purpose. The station will have a women cell, Janamaithri Centre and a rest room.