PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant today said that the foundation stone for Prashasan Stambh, the administrative complex, will be laid in the next two months.
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant was speaking to the media after the inauguration of Mantralaya in Porvorim.
“Foundation stone for Prashasan Stambh, the administrative complex, will be laid in the next two months. The consultant has already been appointed, and this will be the tallest building in the city,” said Sawant.
The state government has selected Bengaluru-based Locus Architect’s design for the administrative complex that will come up at Patto, Panaji. The 75m. 15-storied building, which will be Goa’s tallest, will be called ‘Prashasan Stambh’ and is expected to cost over Rs 300 crore.
All city government offices are expected to relocate to the new complex once it is completed.
Former chief minister Manohar Parrikar had proposed shifting all government offices out of the city and into one building to decongest traffic in the capital.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant inaugurated the refurbished Mantralaya in the presence of Cabinet Ministers and other officials.
“This was done keeping in mind the future needs. A vision document will be prepared by all the state departments,” he added.
The Chief Minister’s office will now be located on the top floor. All the chambers allotted to Ministers have also been given new nameplates.
The Minister’s Block was built at Porvorim about 13 years ago, and it has a corridor linking the Secretariat. Strict restrictions have been imposed on the movement of the public in Mantralaya other than government officers and staff.