President lays foundation stone of new housing complex

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 16, 2012 18:03 hrs

New Delhi, Nov 12 (IBNS) President Pranab Mukherjee laid the foundation stone of a housing complex in the President's Estate on Monday.

He unveiled the plaque for construction of fifty Type-II Quarters for subordinate staff of the President's Secretariat.

Omita Paul, Secretary to the President, Sudhir Krishna, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, Rakesh Mishra, DG, CPWD and Sobhna Chatterjee, Chief Architect, CPWD were present on the occasion.

There are total 576 Staff quarters dwelling units in Type I category spread in 13 Blocks of the President's Estate.

Most of the houses were constructed during 1927 to 1932.

These houses are now dilapidated, have outlived their life and are beyond economical maintenance and repairs.

In the Redevelopment Scheme of the President's Estate, these quarters are being replaced by well designed Type II quarters.

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