The new Central Secretariat building located  at Nava Raipur in Chhattisgarh, was inaugurated by Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs & Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Hardeep Singh Puri through virtual mode. 

Built by Central Public Works Department (CPWD) at the cost of Rs 66.91 Crore, it will accommodate 15 Central Government departments, saving rental outflow of Rs 4 Crore annually.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Puri lauded the CPWD for incorporating the Green and energy efficient features in the building. 

This means it has 100 KW power capacity Rooftop Solar panels, LED fittings and rainwater harvesting, which will help in conserving the resources. In fCPWD has played an important role in nation building for the last 167 years. 

In the last 7 years, the department has not only been focussing on building quality structures but also completing them within the stipulated time and sanctioned budget, it is learnt.

Sri Puri expressed the hope that the same template will be used elsewhere also. The need of the hour is to incorporating latest construction technologies and use of local materials which are environmentally sustainable.

This new Central Secretariat building at Nava Raipur is built on a plot ad measuring 11,476 sq mt, with the built-up area of 17,846 sq mt, spread over 5 floors and basement. It has space for 800 officials and parking capacity of 192 vehicles. 

The building has 3-star GRIHA rating, as it has adopted environment friendly and sustainability features. It is located just 1.5 km from the GPRA accommodation premises, and will save a lot of commuting time for the Government officials.

DG, CPWD Shri Shailendra Sharma, senior officials of the CPWD, State and district administration also attended the event.

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