Navi Mumbai: New civic building set to create records of sorts

Sunday, 26 January 2014 - 12:21pm IST | Place: Belapur | Agency: DNA
It is the first eco-friendly building by any govt body.

Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation’s (NMMC) new head office is all set for inauguration next month.

But apart from that, the new iconic structure is all set to create record of sorts. How? The building will have India’s tallest national flag — at a height of 225 feet.

Other attractions are it is the first green building by the government office and has a dome structure.

So, if everything moves in a proper direction then, NMMC’s new office can even find a place in the Limca Book of World Records.

Spelling out the details, city engineer Mohan Dagaonkar, said, “The new headquarters of NMMC will be the first green building by any government body. It has rainwater harvesting system, solar panels for harnessing solar energy, anti-reflective tiles fitted on terrace so consumption of electricity by air-conditioners is at minimum.”

He added, “The building will have tricolour hoisted at 225 feet, which is the highest so far. And the government has granted permission to fly the flag round the clock. The area near the flag will be kept illuminated throughout the night.” Currently, 10 locations in the country have poles hoisting the flag at 207 feet.

Nationalist Congress Party corporator and leader of the house Anant Sutar said, “Things happen for good but this does not mean I am defending the delay in inauguration of new civic building. Had we completed the work earlier, we would have not been able to do such kind of work which we have been able to do now.”

NMMC building, coming up at Killa junction, is a perfect blend of modern and traditional architecture.

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