Modi gifts himself and his govt a new Rs 150 crore office

While the idea of him being the party's prime ministerial candidate has left both  the BJP and key ally JD(U) divided, Narendra Modi has other things to look forward to. Like his new Rs 150 crore-office that he and his cabinet of ministers moved to on Monday.

Narendra Modi. Agencies.

Narendra Modi. Agencies.

According to a Times of India report, a minister's block named Swarnim Sankul - 1 was inaugurated in the secretariat complex in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Another new block called Swarnim Sankul 2 is coming up in the same complex.

Construction of the new block was completed in 16 months and overshot its initial budget of Rs 112 crore by quite a few crores.

The Times of India reports:

Swarnim Sankul-1 has four storeys in addition to the ground floor and basement. About 1,000 staff members of all categories will be working from the building. It has ministers' chambers apart from staff offices, conference rooms, administrative office, data centre and a waiting lounge.

It has a gate and lift dedicated only to the chief minister. His cabin is double the size of those allocated to his cabinet colleagues and has a different seating arrangement.

However, the police responsible for providing protection to the ministers aren't too happy about the security arrangements in the building.

Read the complete TOI story here. 

Updated Date: Apr 16, 2013 09:17 AM

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