The Collector’s office will soon be a swanky 11-story structure. The proposed structure will be built on the grounds of the district collector’s office and will house revenue and other relevant departments. The new structure will be built by Maha Metro.
The existing District Collector’s Office’s main building is a heritage structure. The old Setu office, mining office, state excise building, and Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Bhavan will be demolished to make way for the new building.
Previously, the Public Works Department (PWD) had planned to build a six-story building. The proposed plan, however, was rejected by the State Secretariat.
Later, the government gave respon sibility of constructing the building to Maha Metro. Dis trict collector Dr Vipin Itankar had made suggestions in regard.
The then finance minister Ajit Pawar had announced *200 crore for this building in the 2021 budget session. The project has the blessings of deputy chief minister De vendra Fadnavis and the funds for the same may be increased, a source said.