Prestigious institute: Dharwad to house an NDA-like institute

CM Bommai addressing gathering after inaugurating Kasabapet and South Traffic police station in Hubballi on Sunday evening

Hubballi: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has announced that a National Defence Academy-like training institute for policemen will be established in Dharwad. For that purpose, 50 acres of land has been identified at the KSRP battalion grounds. He said mid-level officers will undergo training at this institute.

He said army officials will impart the training to the police officers and training at this centre will enhance the skills of the policemen, he said.

He was speaking after inaugurating Kasabapet and South Traffic police stations and laying the foundation stone for the new buildings of Gokul Road, Vidyanagar and Hubballi Rural police stations.

The CM also announced that a modern traffic command and control room will be established in the city. The project could be funded under the Smart City fund, or if a suitable proposal is sent to the government, the state government would fund this. He instructed DG and IGP Praveen Sood to stay in Hubballi for a day and chalk out a plan for this.

He stated that for the first time in the history of Karnataka, 117 police stations are being built, with 17 already completed and another 100 under construction.

He also said that by 2025, 11,000 houses would be built for policemen, and this year, around 2,000 houses would be built, he said. The CM also said that they are planning to build 8,101 schools in the state.

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