The ruling BJP party will have a new address before the next Parliamentary election. The change will be more than just creating a new roof for the party, but will include swank new features such as a digital library.
Currently operating out of a bungalow in Ashoka Road – dotted with blackberry trees – the BJP has set a deadline to get new, ultra modern headquarters by 2018 December.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah will lay the foundation stone for the new office on Thursday in a compound measuring 8,000 square feet on the leafy Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg in central Delhi.
“We have set the deadline to inaugurate the office on Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birthday (25 December) in 2018. We have about 2 years times in hand,” a BJP leader associated with the project said.
The design of the new complex includes a seven-storey building with three-storied complexes on either side. The main building will have 70 rooms along with three conference rooms. The entire campus will be Wi-fi enabled with provisions of water harvesting, solar power and multi-level underground parking for more than 150 cars.
Access controlled gates will be another feature.
“Seventy percent of campus will be developed as green area,” a BJP leader associated with the project said. District units of the party will be able to access the digital library that is being proposed on the campus. The interiors are being designed to have a traditional, yet modern, look.