September 28, 2020

Offices start to shift for new collectorate

Patna: Patna district magistrate Kumar Ravi’s office will shift to Hindi Bhavan in the last week of April as the collectorate office will be demolished and a new building will be constructed.

Work related to shifting the DM’s office has already begun. The old building near Gandhi Maidan will give way to a five-storey (G+4) building over an area of 3.5 lakh square feet. Last month, the state cabinet had sanctioned Rs 186.42 crore for the new building.

Till the new building is built, the offices of the collectorate will be shifted to Hindi Bhavan, Executive Awas near Chhajjubagh, the Youth Hostel and the social welfare building near the Reserve Bank of India office.

Ravi’s office and the court will be on the second floor of Hindi Bhavan.

Ravi has given strict instructions that the shifting should be video recorded and not a single file should be misplaced or left in the old building.

The DM also said that if there is any problem of space at Hindi Bhavan, he must be informed so that he can take a decision accordingly.

Apart from the DM’s office and the court, the second floor would also have offices of the ADM (law and order) and supply. The offices of the legal department, the establishment department, the deputy establishment magistrate and the arms department will be on the first floor of Hindi Bhavan.

The ground floor will house the office of the National Informatics Centre (NIC), a video conferencing room, the nazarat branch and the election branch.

The nazarat section deals with things like maintenance and cleanliness and ceremonial events such as Independence Day and Republic Day.

Asked when the new building work will begin, Kashyap Kumar Gupta, chief engineer (Patna) of the building construction department, said that it will take at least one-and-a-half months to prepare the detailed project report, after which the construction work will start.

Once the construction starts, it will take at least three years to complete the project, he added.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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