Edathua (Alappuzha): It is a case of once bitten, twice shy. The Edathua police station could not function during the floods last year as it was under four feet of water.
Now, to ensure such a situation doesn’t arise anymore, a swanky new three-storey building is being constructed for the station.
The building will ensure that the station operates come rain or shine — it is coming up at a height of eight feet from the ground, a precaution to ensure the station stays afloat even during heavy floods.
The new station will be supported by over 30 pillars. It will have all modern facilities like a police gymnasium and a baby feeding room.
The building is being constructed by Habitat Technology Group and will cost Rs 94.32 lakh.
After the floods, the station was shifted to the SI quarters complex. However, it did not get the permission to function from there and had to be moved backed to the old building, necessitating the new construction.