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New prison facility at Mankhurd: Mumbai’s prisons dept awaits nod from revenue dept to hire architects
Last year, the government sanctioned to build an additional jail in Mumbai that would house ‘VIP’ prisoners. However, the exact nature of the prison, whether it will be a central or district jail, and the facilities that should be provided will be studied once the land is transferred to the prisons department.
“A call on whether it should be central or district jail will be taken only after the land is handed over to the prisons department. We will also take professional help to design the facility. This would include deciding on the type of cells to house prisoners or whether or not we should have an open area like Yerwada jail in Pune,” the source added.