Patna: In view of its failing to meet standard to withstand earthquake with shock over 4 on the Richter Scale, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday shifted his official residence from the sprawling 1 Anne Marge bungalow to the bungalow on 7 Circular Road.
According to the Building Construction Department, the palatial structure on 1 Anne Marg that had been the official residence of Kumar since he was elected the Chief Minister of Bihar nearly 13 years ago had failed to pass the earthquake test and therefore, was being retroactively renovated and fitted for any such catastrophic event.
The renovation work is expected to continue for next several weeks and once it passes all the test and is cleared of being safe for inhabitation, the Chief Minister will move back into it, officials said.
Kumar, who was declared elected to the Bihar Legislative Council unopposed on Thursday, welcomed guests who wished to congratulate him at his victory at his new, though temporary residence.
Interestingly, the new home of Nitish Kumar is less than 400 meter away from the residence of his political opponent Rabri Devi and Lalu Prasad Yadav who occupy the bungalow on 10 Circular Road.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS