Updated: May 1, 2014 9:37:14 am
The Maharashtra government has cleared a proposal to allot an additional 55 acres to set up National Institute of Coastal Policing to be used to train marine police for all the coastal states in the country. The institute will come up at Khardi in Thane district.
The institute will be set up by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, which had been scouting for land for the proposed project. Maharashtra was selected as a location for the institute last year and an initial land allotment of 305 acres was made for the institute.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan in the city. This was the first meeting of the cabinet after the code of conduct for Lok Sabha polls was relaxed.
The land will be leased to the Centre for 30 years by charging Re 1. It would be binding on the Centre to complete construction of the institute within two years of the handing over of the land, an official said. The institute will be required to train state police personnel and undertake measures to enhance state coastal security.
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