Mumbai, 2nd November 2022: Due to the increasing number of prisoners, the government is thinking of constructing a new jail in Mumbai. Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis ordered the Director General of Police and Mumbai Police Commissioner in a meeting held at the Ministry to find a place for this.
Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadvanis, along with senior police officers, had a meeting regarding the construction of police houses, police colonies, and on land owned by the police department. In this meeting, Fadnavis ordered Director General of Police Rajnish Seth and Mumbai Police Commissioner Vivek Phansalkar to find a place for the construction of a new jail in the city.
Arthur Road and Byculla Jail are the two jails in Mumbai. There are currently more prisoners than the capacity of this prison. The prison at Byculla has a capacity of 800 inmates. But actually, there are around 3,500 prisoners in this place. Arthur Road has a capacity of 800 inmates. There are also more than 3,000 inmates here. Considering this, the government is thinking of building a new jail in Mumbai city. A place is going to be found for this.
Archana Tyagi, Head of Maharashtra State Police Housing and Welfare Mahandal, was present in this review meeting. On this occasion, there was a discussion about the repair of police training centre buildings, police colony repair, district police force building repair, police residential construction, and police headquarters building construction.