Bhubaneswar: Demolition of two government quarters of general administration department 4R/3 and 4R/4 started today by the joint team of BMC and BDA at Unit IX, area opposite Satya Nagar crematorium.
This is the first step towards constructing the new BMC building with the Intelligent City Operations and Management Centre (ICOMC) under the Smart City Proposal, for which total four 4R quarters and eight 3R quarters will be demolished. For the project already the GA Department has given permission on May 30 this year. In fact, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) had applied for the land on January 25 in 2017.
Apart from the 12 quarters, there was also a firewood godown of Odisha Forest Development Corporation (OFDC), which was supplying wood for people coming to use the Satya Nagar crematorium. BMC was asked by the State Government to accommodate the OFDC facility inside the crematorium ground so that people would be benefitted.
The 2,31,000 square feet structure of BMC office and ICOMC will be developed in an area of 4.04 acres. The Rs 70 crore structure will have parking in basement, BMC office on lower and upper ground floor, ICOMC facility on first and second floor, third floor with cafeteria and landscaped area with terrace and all the floors above third floor will have BMC offices.