The Telegraph
Friday, November 24, 2017

Prime plot hunt

Chief minister Raghubar Das inspects government land in Doranda, Ranchi, on Sunday. Accompanied by principal secretary (forest & environment) Sukhdev Singh, secretary (building construction) K.K. Soan, among others, Das visited Doranda, Hinoo, Ratu Road and several other areas in the day. "Several old buildings, which are in dire need of repair and maintenance, are occupying vast chunks of land in posh localities across the city. The chef minister wants effective utilisation of prime land in the capital," Singh said. Sources said Das was mainly concerned about old, single-storey structures unnecessarily blocking prime plots, which could be used for constructing buildings to house government employees. For example, there are around 60 single-storey quarters for third- and fourth-grade employees built over 7-8 acres in the Ratu Road area. "This is mere waste of government property, which can be used for building multi-storey structures," said a senior official who accompanied Das during the inspections. Picture by Hardeep Singh

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