PATNA/DELHI: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Wednesday laid foundation stones for a swanky 12-storeyed ‘Bihar Sadan’, a new guest house of the state government, in Delhi.
The well-equipped building will come up on a 2-acre land in Dwarka Sector-19 area of the national capital at a cost of Rs 78.78 crore. Once completed, it would provide staying accommodation for dignitaries from the state, including the governor, CM, ministers, legislators, high court judges and state government’s officials and state government’s guests from other places.
After ‘Bihar Bhawan’ and ‘Bihar Niwas’, the ‘Bihar Sadan’ will be third guest house of state government in the national capital.
Addressing a function after laying foundation stones by ceremonial breaking of a coconut at the land where building is to come up, Nitish said the construction work of the Bihar Sadan would be completed in next 18 months.
“Once completed, the Bihar Sadan will present an image of modern and progressive Bihar in the national capital,” CM said adding, “As the building construction department’s principal secretary Chanchal Kumar has assured that the building would be completed in next 18 months, we would like to open it for the visitors on October 2, 2019. I would be greatly happy if it gets inaugurated on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.”
Nitish also inspected a model of the proposed Bihar Sadan at the site and enquired from the officials about different aspects of the building.
The proposed building will have 10 floors besides basement and ground floor. It will have 118 rooms, besides a conference room for 200 people and cafeteria for 180 people. It will also have an exhibition area for 200 people and car parking for 224 vehicles.
Of total 118 rooms, there would be eight VIP suites, two VVIP suites, 89 double bed rooms and 19 single bed rooms.
State’s building construction minister Maheshwar Hazari and resident commissioner Bipin Kumar also were present on the occasion.