Jamshedpur, Jan 15: The dilapidated building of the RIT thana in the neighbouring Seraikela-Kharsawan district would see a makeover at an estimated cost of Rs 1.45 crore.
Sources said that the new building of the RIT thana has got nod from the state government. The Jharkhand Police Housing Corporation team had conducted inspection of the old building a week back and presented their report to the government highlighting the problem to the cops in working in the dilapidated building.
Significantly, after repeated complaints from police personnel and social organisations, Seraikela-Kharsawan superintendent of police, Mohammed Arshi had written to the Jharkhand police headquarter for the necessity of a new building of RIT and Adityapur thana.
The team of Jharkhand Police Housing Corporation had also carried out measurement of the thana premises and hinted at a new building with modern facilities. The tender process for construction of the new building would begin soon after which construction work will commence.
The new building will have facilities for accommodation of police jawans, Significantly, the thana was named after erstwhile Regional Institute of Technology (RIT) in 1990s as it is located close to the engineering institution which was established in 1960. However, the institute name was changed to National Institute of Technology in 2002 but the thana name remained RIT.