Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday inaugurated the new state-of-the-art headquarters of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) here.
“It is an impressive structure and I congratulate all those who have contributed to its construction. I am sure this new building will provide all of you a congenial and comfortable habitat to work in,” Dr. Singh said.
Built at the cost of Rs. 186 crore by National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited, the 11-storey building will house all branches of the premier investigating agency under one roof.
It is spread in around 7,000 sq mt and equipped with modern communication systems, advanced systems for maintaining records, fitted storage space and computerised access control along with a provision of add-on facility for new technology.
Interrogation rooms, lock-ups, dormitories and conference halls are also provided at various floors.
The new CBI headquarters offer to its staff a large cafeteria which can accommodate 500 persons, separate gyms for men and women, a terrace garden and a double level basement parking for about 470 vehicles.
An advanced fire-fighting system, as well as power back-up is provided. Besides, there is a well designed Press Briefing Room and Media Lounge.
A gallery showcasing the history and land-mark achievements of the CBI is also a part of the building.