A new CRPF headquarters will come up on a 2.23 acre land adjacent to the CBI head office at Lodhi Road at an estimated cost of Rs 280 crore. The CPWD has been entrusted with the task of completing the construction of the new building by March 2022. The new building will have all modern facilities and green amenities, besides effective control and command system with modern training modules for 3.5 lakh strong force to enhance their operational capability. Union Home Minister Amit Shah laid the foundation stone for the project on Sunday.
The current headquarters of the CRPF is located at Block No 1 in the Central Government Offices (CGO) complex on Lodhi Road but a number of its offices like that of the RAF, CoBRA, medical, training, communications, and works and recruitment are spread all over the places in the national capital owing to lack of space in the head office building. The proposed building will help to locate all the offices of the CRPF at one location.
The proposed facility will have ground plus 11 floors with three basements with a built up area of 45,675 square metre. Besides adequate office space, the state-of -the-art building will have an auditorium, conference hall, barracks for subordinate staff, central police canteen, gymnasium, guest room, kitchen and dining room and mechanical parking for 520 cars and 15 buses. Skywalks would be created at the 6th and 7th floor connecting the office blocks with cafeteria.
The structure will be built according Green Building concept and will have a number of environment friendly features like terrace lawn, water and sewage treatment plant, rain water harvesting system and an indigenous ventilation system and reduction of heat and access to daylight through fenestration. The complex will also have a green area of 2,264 square metre.