Almost six decades since it was set up, the Indian government's specialised high-altitude paramilitary force, the ITBP has been allotted land to construct its headquarters in the national capital. The new ITBP HQ building is expected to be constructed by 2023.
Ever since it was raised on 24 October 1962 under the CRPF Act in the wake of the India-China war of 1962, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) headquarters was located in various government office structures, but the force was not yet to get its own dedicated land or building so far.
The land, allotted on 24 December by the Land and Development Authority under the Ministry of Urban Development, is on Mathura Road, around 2 km from the current ITBP HQ at Block 2, Central Government Offices (CGO) complex in south Delhi's Lodhi Road area which has offices of important government ministries and departments like the National Informatics Centre (NIC), the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, the headquarters of other central paramilitary forces and the Ministries of Environment and Forests and New and Renewable Energy.
An ITBP source told IANS that the government has allotted the piece of land which is in two parts.
"The first part of 3.83 acre will be used to construct the headquarters building while the second piece of land of 4.85 acre will be used to develop greenery. The second part of land will be on temporary basis," the source said.
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