New Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi
Shakti S. Singh
A new Maharashtra Sadan building showcasing the unique
Maratha architecture will be built in Delhi. Union Agriculture Minister Sharad
Pawar laid the foundation stone of the Maharashtra Sadan on Kasturba Gandhi Marg.
The project will be completed within 18 months i.e. May 2008.
With a built-up area of 16,000 sq. metres, the new Maharashtra Sadan will make
up for inadequate accommodation and facilities at the existing Sadan on
Copernicus Marg. The new Sadan will boast with ultra modern facilities including
suites for the governor, chief minister, state ministers and government
officials. Two auditoriums, reception counters, cultural centre, library, ultra
modern gym, training centre and a canteen will be some of the other features of
the new building.
A Mumbai architect, P.G. Patki, has designed the building in a way as to reflect
the Maratha princely palaces in Maharashtra. K.S. Chamankar, the developer from
Mumbai, is construct the project on BOT basis, it is learnt. The state PWD will
spend a total of Rs 50 crore on the new Maharashtra Sadan that will involve
construction of 10,220 sq. metres and 5,645 sq. metres in two phases.
Contact: Maharashtra Sadan, Near Mandi House, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi
110001. Tel: 011-23387285 to 89; Fax: 011-23389757 & 23782804 & New Maharashtra
Sadan, Near Baroda House, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110001. Tel:
011-23386293; E-mail: email@example.com
[18 December 2006]