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Kohima, July 4: The Government of Nagaland is contemplating to shift the Raj Bhavan and posh locality to a new site, for which proposal has been submitted to the Union Government.
According to sources, the State Government has sought Rs 400 crores to build a new Raj Bhavan for the Governor and houses of Ministers and top Government officials.
The new site has been proposed at Thizama, some two km away from the Assembly Secretariat.
The Central Government has not responded so far, but the State Government is hopeful of receiving funds for the proposal.
For this proposal, the Government has also decided to shift 4 Nagaland Armed Police (NAP) battalion at Thizama to Tsiesema village. The proposed site has been surveyed and negotiations are underway for land acquisition from the landowners, according to a source.
The proposal to shift Raj Bhavan and Ministers residences to Thizama could be due to the ever increasing traffic snarls in the State capital.
Official residence for Chief Minister and the Speaker is nearing completion, though it has taken several years.
Most of the residences of ministers and Government officials are in bad shape. Old and New Minister Hills have also become congested area.
The new capital site in and around State Secretariat and Assembly Secretariat has several Government directorates and some are still under construction. Most of the Government offices will be shifted to the new capital area in the coming years.
(Page News Service)