Even before trifurcation of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has taken place, the civic body has already started work on setting up the office of the director and the local bodies that will coordinate between all the three proposed corporations of the civic body.
In the last few days, officials of the MCD have earmarked the sixth floor of the 28-storeyed Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Civic Centre for the director and the local bodies' office from where it will act as a guardian for future corporations.
A blueprint of what it will look like is being prepared. At present, the additional commissioner (engineering) has his office on the sixth floor.
According to sources, on Tuesday, a team of people checked the sixth floor for possible utilisation of the space.
"After inspection, the office will be set up soon so that by April, the director is set here," said the source.
The civic centre, the tallest building in the city, has become one of the most sought-after addresses in the Capital with every organisation vying for space there.
An official of the MCD said that ever since the trifurcation has been announced, the Delhi state election commission is also trying to get office space at the civic centre.
"The MCD received a request four months ago but nothing has been finalised yet since the election commission has no links with MCD. The director and the local bodies on the other hand, have every right to demand an office here," said the source.
The civic centre was originally built to accommodate all offices of the MCD under one roof so that there is better coordination and people do not have to move from one place to another.
Now that trifurcation has been announced, as per the government plan, the civic centre will become the headquarters of the proposed South Delhi Municipal Corporation.
Around half of the building is already let out to the income tax department by the MCD for a rent of Rs 1,800 crore.