Facilities at RPF training centre being augmented

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Facilities at RPF training centre being augmented

TIRUCHI: Infrastructure facilities in the over 50-year-old Railway Protection Force (RPF) Zonal Training Centre at Khajamalai here is being augmented to enhance the training capacity of the establishment in the near future.

A new training block is under construction as part of infrastructure improvement inside the sprawling campus of the RPF Zonal Training Centre, spread over a total area of 24 acres, in order to accommodate 200 trainees.

Being constructed at a cost of around Rs. 30 lakh, the training block will have four classrooms - each of which will have a capacity to accommodate 50 persons- with good seating arrangements and an LCD projector. It will also house a separate library .

The block is expected to be ready before the end of March, a senior official of the centre here said. Besides this, construction of a subordinate officers' mess for Assistant Sub Inspectors, Sub Inspectors and Inspectors with a 30-bedded capacity and six type III quarters were also underway inside the centre where a total number of 133 Sub Inspector cadets from across the country are currently undergoing training.

This is for the first time that the centre,which started functioning from 1956, was selected to impart training to the directly recruited Sub Inspector cadets. Indoor and outdoor training is being provided to the Sub Inspector cadets on various aspects including working of railways, crime in railways, disaster management, first aid, physical efficiency, handling of various types of weapons, firing, unarmed combat, swimming and driving.

The official said that the police personnel from the Tamil Nadu Special Police had provided training in handling AK-47 assault rifles to the Sub Inspector cadets recently. Ever since its inception, the centre has imparted training to over 46,000 Constable recruits besides conducting refresher and promotion courses to all ranks of constabulary.