Maharashtra Police Mega City co-operative housing society, a township only for policemen, is being constructed on 116 acres of land at Lohegaon. There will be 5,282 apartments in 60 buildings each having 14 floors.
On Sunday, flat numbers were allotted to police personnel who had come from different parts of the state, at a function at Chhatrapati Shivaji sports complex at Balewadi.
Girish Bapat, who is Pune district guardian minister, said, “The previous government had neglected police in providing them facilities but since our government has come to power we have taken many initiatives for the benefit of police personnel, who guard the life and property of people in the state.”
Ram Shinde, minister of state (home department), added, “This is the biggest housing project for police personnel in the state. I will take up the issue of concession in registration fee and various taxes for the housing society, with chief minister.”
Hanmant Jagdale, president of the police mega city society, and secretary Mohammadrafi Khan were also present on the occasion.
The project was first conceived in 2006. Earlier it was planned for 165 acres but only 116 acres land could be purchased near a hillock located about 4 km from Lohegaon on Vadgaon Shinde road. The project will come up in two phases. In the first phase, 3,666 flast will be constructed while remaining 1,582 flats will be constructed in the second phase.
In the first phase, the costs are Rs 4.68 lakh for one room kitchen (RK) flat (built up area 300 sq ft), Rs 7.81 lakh for one BHK (500 sq ft), Rs 11.14 lakh for 2 BHK (700 sq ft), Rs 14.31 lakh for 3 BHK (compact) (900 sq ft) and Rs 16.45 lakh for 3 BHK (regular) (1025 sq ft). There will be a total of 60 buildings each having 14 floors.
Among many benefits are elevator with generator backup, free parking space and facilities like swimming pool, health club, community halls, garden, office building, water filtration plant, sewage plant, 30 staff quarters, school, shopping centre, a police chowkie, hospital, bus stop, bank with ATM facility, fire station, entertainment centre, post-office and a food court.