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Guv inaugurates new block at Chanakypuri Guest House in New Delhi

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Reviews status of State properties situated in the National Capital at Delhi as well as those at Amritsar, Chandigarh and Mumbai

New Delhi, May 31:  Governor Satya Pal Malik inaugurated a newly built ‘B-Block’- an extension to New Delhi’s Chanakypuri Guest House, at New Delhi here today in presence of his advisors K. Vijay Kumar, Khurshid Ganai, K.K. Sharma and K. Skandan, Chief Secretary B.V.R.Subramanyam, and Dheeraj Gupta, Principal Resident Commissioner.

The newly constructed complex adjacent to C-Block of Chanakyapuri Guest House built over on an area of 7,187 Sft comprises 24 rooms. The building has four floors with the provision for an elevator. The project has been completed at a cost of Rs 364.68 lakhs over a period of 15 months.

The newly inaugurated complex shall cater to the ever-increasing demand of accommodation for officers/patients/journalists and others visiting Delhi, an official press release said.

Dheeraj Gupta, Principal Resident Commissioner, briefed Governor about the accommodation available in the Guest Houses, renovation and upgradation of rooms at CPGH and 5-PR Road, New Delhi, initiatives taken in the last few months to improve the overall facilities in the existing Guest Houses including upgradation of restaurants, new food menus, new furniture/fixtures and newly designed Menu Cards and Tent Cards, the press release said.

Governor inspected the facilities available for guests in the various blocks and directed for providing all kind of assistance to the patients and other needy inmates who stay at the Guest Houses for the treatment of life consuming diseases. He appreciated the work done by the Resident Commission regarding the maintenance and beautification of the premises.

Governor later chaired a meeting to review the status of State Properties situated in the National Capital at Delhi as well as those situated Amritsar, Chandigarh and Mumbai. He urged the J&K Resident Commission Office to make every effort to protect and preserve the properties of the State.

During the meeting, newly elected MP from Ladakh Jamyang Tsering Namgial and Members of Legislative Council were present.

A brief Power Point presentation was presented by Dheeraj Gupta about the guest houses situated at CPGH;  5-Prithvi Raj Road, New Delhi; Chandigarh Amritsar and Mumbai. He informed that Delhi Guest Houses, at 5-Prithvi Raj Road has a HEG Suite comprising two bedrooms, HCM Block having three bedrooms and Circuit House comprising 15 rooms; Chankyapuri has seven suites, 69 rooms inclusive of new Block. Mumbai has two suites, two bedroom flat and three rooms; Chandigarh has one VIP suite and six rooms and Amritsar has one VIP suite and six rooms. He also highlighted the work done relating to installation of new equipments like branded Tea/Coffee vending machines and introduction of new food menu comprising North and South Indian food and other beverages served in these guest houses.

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