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Finally, WBHDC to get own office building at Lake Gardens

Kolkata: West Bengal Highway Development Corporation (WBHDC) is set to get its own office building at Lake Gardens.
According to the sources, a land has been identified at Lake Gardens where the building, that will house the office of WBHDC, will come up. The plot belongs to the state Public Works Department (PWD) and the project will also be implemented by the state PWD.
At present, the office of WBHDC is situated in the fourth and fifth floor of HRBC Bhavan at Munshi Premchand Sarani near Hastings.
The corporation, that acts as an organisation for development, upgradation and maintenance of state highways, is now going to have its own full-fledged office.
Sources said that Mackintosh Burn Limited has prepared the design, based on which the building will be constructed.
The authorities of Mackintosh Burn Limited have handed over the design to the designing section of the state PWD to go through and to point out whether there is a need of bringing any change in the design.
After the design of the building gets finalised, the officials will take up the subsequent steps to ensure timely initiation of its construction.
Sources said that the building will be a six-storeyed one, with a basement. The plot on which the building will be constructed is roughly around 3 cottah in area and accordingly, the building has been designed so that all the aspects get incorporated within the available space.
According to an official of the WBHDC, they had been considering the need of a full-fledged office building of the corporation, with all facilities available when carrying out several development projects, including construction of the Iswar Gupta Setu over river Hooghly that will connect Hooghly and Nadia.
The official maintained that the state will witness a massive development in road connectivity with construction of the Iswar Gupta Setu.
"Finally, the step has been taken to construct the building and there will be utmost effort to complete the work as early as possible," the official said, adding that the connectivity of the location, where the office building will be constructed, is also good.
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