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Union govt planning to build a new secretariat in Lutyens' Delhi

India TV News Desk 05 Nov 2014, 9:52:56 AM IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: The central government is making plans to build an enormous new secretariat which will be spread nearly in 10 acres in the Lutyens' Bungalow Zone. It's been planned to overcome an office-space shortage of about 22 lakh sq ft.

The new secretariat would be at least twice the size of the Scope Complex on Lodhi Road that will have offices of 24 public sector units and which will have over 9,000 people working in the building.

After the new government took over, the proposal for the complex was pushed by the department of personnel and training (DoPT), according to a report published in a newspaper.

The Officials told the newspaper that the proposal was under discussion and the first consultative meeting was scheduled for later this week.

"Almost every ministry and department has been demanding more space to accommodate people. Currently they have no option but to take office space on rent. Sometimes departments have to wait for long periods till adequate space is found for them. The problem is only going to grow in future," a government official told the newspaper.