Hyderabad: The roof of the Central Crime Station building, an important project of Hyderabad city police, constructed recently has started leaking in just nine months.
The problem is mainly seen in the cybercrime police station in the complex. Every time it rains water leaks from the roof and it overflows into the corridors. Another problem is the frequent electric short circuits. Senior officials said the problem is now being rectified.
The Central Crime Station building which was constructed in the mid-1960s was recently renovated at an expense of around Rs 5 crore. The project was taken up by the Telangana State Police Housing Corporation and work was completed in less than four months.
The new complex in the heart of the city in Lakdikapul accommodates, different wings of the CCS like the women’s police station and counselling centre, cyber crime police station, Clue team office and the detective department.
The cyber crime police station is located on the second floor in the building adjacent to the main building. This block was actually a G+1 building, but during renovation another floor was added. The roof of the added floor is made of metal sheets and due to time constraints the works were completed in haste.
The building was inaugurated on January 30 by police commissioner M. Mahender Reddy. However, the recent rains in the city exposed the quality of the building.
“Even after a single rain water seeps from the roof and in no time the corridors start overflowing. Sometimes it takes hours for the water to recede. It is not only a trouble for our officers but also for members of the public who come here,” an employee of CCS said.
When contacted, senior officials said that there were some leakages in the roof earlier but it has been rectified. “Since the roof is made of metal sheets the leakage occurred due to the accumulation of leaves. We brought it to the notice of those concerned and it has been solved,” they said, adding that the complex is located on land owned by the Sports Authority of Telangana given on 99-year lease.