Jamshedpur : District collectorate in the city is on makeover mode. Work is in full progress and by December it is expected that the beautification work of the administrative hub of East Singhbhum district will be over. A total of Rs 2.5-crore is being spent for the job. The height of boundary wall has been increased for security purpose.
“ The focus is on providing better security. We have increased the height of the boundary wall by nearly five feet (from its existing five feet) for security reasons. The drainage system of the district collectorate has also been repaired to prevent water logging during Monsoon,” said an official.
Sources said that it is for the first time in the decade-old district collectorate building (it was shifted to its current address in 2007 from Northern Town in Bistupur) that beautification work has been carried out on such a grand scale.
“ It is really an ambitious project. Not only the officers but even the visitors’ care is also being taken care of. We have added aluminum composite panel (ACP) wall claddings to add attraction to the gate. A security check post has also been made near the gate. The ACP panel work is being carried out in the three-storied (G+2) main building. We have also installed sound proof boards at the conference room along with LED lightings,” said an official engaged in the project.
The collectorate is important as top officials of the administration including the deputy commissioner, additional deputy commissioners, deputy development commissioner, additional district magistrate (law and order), district social welfare unit district welfare officer, district rural development authorities, and district information officer have their offices here.
Parking has always been an issue here so we are also working for constructing a dedicated parking shed for two-wheelers and four-wheelers. Moreover to add beauty to the premises we are adding flowering plants near the parking shed and near the entrance roundabout and on both sides of the entrance gate. Special arrangements are also being made for the visitors.