Union House Minister Amit Shah will lay the inspiration stone of a brand new battalion campus of the Speedy Motion Power (RAF) in Karnataka’s Shivamogga district on Saturday, officers mentioned.
The house minister is predicted to be accompanied by Chief Minister BS Yediyurrapa, who’s the MLA from the Shikaripura constituency in Shivamogga district.
The Karanataka authorities has offered a 50.29-acre land for the headquarters of the 97th battalion of the RAF, the blue dungaree carrying particular anti-riots wing of the Central Reserve Police Power.
“As soon as this campus is constructed, it should have a hospital, a Kendriya Vidyalaya, household quarters for troops, administrative constructing, household welfare centre, sports activities amenities together with a stadium and swimming pool. A complete of 1,270 troops of the newly raised 97th RAF battalion, together with 106 ladies personnel, can be primarily based right here,” a senior officer instructed PTI.
The battalion may have a jurisdiction over quite a few districts within the states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa and Puducherry for deployment by the Centre to cope with any communal incidents, protests, riots or occasions that entails big congregations, he mentioned.
The over-an-hour occasion is predicted to start round 1 PM and senior officers of the paramilitary drive led by its Director Common A P Maheshwari can be current.
The RAF was raised in 1992 underneath the CRPF and has a complete of 15 battalions primarily based in numerous elements of the nation.
5 of its battalions had been sanctioned by the Union house ministry in 2018.
The CRPF is the nation’s largest central armed police drive with about 3.25 lakh personnel in its ranks and is designated because the lead inner safety drive.