Award for CM's dream project

Chief minister Nitish Kumar's dream project has won national acclaim by bagging a prestigious award instituted by the Centre.

By Our Correspondent in Patna
  • Published 24.02.18
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Samrat Ashoka Convention Kendra in Patna

Patna: Chief minister Nitish Kumar's dream project has won national acclaim by bagging a prestigious award instituted by the Centre.

Samrat Ashoka Convention Kendra, Patna, a prestigious project undertaken by government of Bihar's building construction department, has won the coveted 10th CIDC Vishwakarma Achievement Award for best construction projects in India. The award shall be presented on March 7 by the Construction Industry Development Council (established by the planning commission, Government of India, and the construction industry).

Samrat Ashoka convention Kendra is a world-class public building for convention activities. It has three major signature structures: Bapu Sabhagaar, an auditorium with 5,000-seating capacity; Gyan Bhavan, which has a 800-capacity auditorium; multi-purpose hall and other conference halls; and Sabhyata Dwar, a symbolic structure showcasing Bihar's glorious tradition and culture, which stands at a majestic 32m.

The Dwar is taller than Gateway of India (Mumbai). Not surprisingly, the venue was recently selected to host the international level commonwealth parliamentarians' meet.

This award is evaluated on different parameters, like least time and cost overrun and new/innovative techniques.

Other parameters include quality of manpower engaged including engineering/management/skilled construction workers, impact on environment, deployment of green technologies, recycling of material, quality of archiving overall social impact created by the project, evolution/ingress/induction of new/frontier technology and health, safety & environment measures adopted during execution phase. Principal secretary of the building construction department, Chanchal Kumar said this is a proud moment for the entire team of Samrat Ashoka Convention Kendra.