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State-of-the-art CM’s secretariat inaugurated

The Lok Bhawan, constructed at a cost of Rs 601.89 crore, has arrangement for 1,330 officers and employees. The building also has stone cladding and reflective glasses for sound insulation

lucknow Updated: Oct 04, 2016 00:37 IST
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The new secretariat ‘Lok Bhawan’.
The new secretariat ‘Lok Bhawan’.(HT Photo)

Uttar Pradesh’s new secretariat building – Lok Bhawan – housing the chief minister’s office draws heavily from the architecture of the Vidhan Bhawan built in 1928. The need for the building was felt as the 90-year-old Vidhan Bhawan lacked sufficient space to accommodate offices of increasing number of officers and employees.

The Lok Bhawan, constructed at a cost of Rs 601.89 crore, has arrangement for 1,330 officers and employees. Embellished with Italian marble, vitrified tiles and wooden flooring etc, the building also has stone cladding and reflective glasses for sound insulation.

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav inaugurated the new secretariat, Lok Bhawan, along with chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and his ministerial colleagues. (HT Photo)

The spic and span building has escalators to enable officers and employees reach different places at a faster pace. It would also be equipped to provide ‘paperless office’ and wi-fi facilities etc. Other features of the state-of-the-art building include an auditorium, VVIP lounge, record room, CCTV control room, media waiting room and a hall.

While the first floor of the building will house the office of the chief secretary, a conference room, VVIP lobby and a security control room, the second floor would have offices of principal secretaries etc.

State-of-the-art auditorium in the new secretariat building. (HT Photo)

The chief minister’s office would be situated on the fifth floor that has a conference room, video conference room, cabinet lounge, cabinet office staff room and rooms for principal secretary to the chief minister and waiting lounge for the legislators.

The fourth floor will have the offices of the special secretaries and joint secretaries etc.