Good civic administration is a must for any great city and all stakeholders should join hands to make Delhi a world-class city, said Home Minister P Chidambaram as he unveiled the city's tallest building on Thursday.
The 28-storeyed 112-metre Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Civic Centre, built at a cost of Rs 650 crore, will house the headquarters of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). The inaugural function was attended by former deputy prime minister LK Advani, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, among others.
“This civic centre has been long overdue and we are truly proud of this magnificent building that will be a landmark in years to come,” he said.
“All those associated with the MCD, Delhi government and the Centre will have to work together to make Delhi a world-class city,” he said.
Expressing happiness over naming of the building after Jan Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, Advani described him as a great leader and a martyr to the cause of the country.
“I am extremely happy that the MCD has decided to name it after him and the Delhi and Central governments also gave their approval,” he said.
“It is significant that the civic centre, with a number of energy conservation and environmental protection measures, was being unveiled on Earth Day,” said Chief Minister Dikshit.
The building will bring under one roof the deliberative wing and different offices of the civic body.