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New ‘Nataala’ building incurred of Rs 124 crore in an area of three acre going to inaugurated very soon

Bhubaneswar:20/4/18 The new ‘Nataala’ building housing most of the offices of head of departments is likely to be inaugurated here very soon.

The construction work of the building that was expected to be finished in April this year may take another two months for completion and it is likely to be inaugurated either end of June or first week in July this year, said a source in Public Works department.

Meanwhile, around 15 departments have appealed to the General Administration (GA) department to shift their offices to the new building.

However, a meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi has decided not to relocate the offices operational in the existing ‘Nataala’ building. As per the decision, the departments in the State Secretariat that could not be functional properly due to lack of infrastructure will be shifted to the new building.

Notably, ‘Nataala’ or nine-storey building located just behind Odisha Legislative Assembly and State Secretariat houses most of the offices of the Heads of Departments.

According to reports, the government had planned to construct another ‘Nataala’ building in 2014 in view of the shortage of space for operation of most of departments on the premises of State Secretariat.

Following tender dispute, the L&T was given the tender for construction of new building at investment of Rs 124 crore in an area of three acre in 2016 in front of Nirman Soudh. Although, the new building was schedule to be completed in April this year, the construction work is still in progress.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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