New Delhi. The new building of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) headquarters, the Central Investigation Agency, has been completed, which can be inaugurated on January 14. According to sources in the Union Finance Ministry, this new building can be inaugurated by the Prime Minister of the country, Narendra Modi.
At present, the headquarters of the ED is located in Khan Market area under New Delhi district, which is located on the 5th and 6th floors of Lok Nayak Bhawan. The new headquarters has been completed at Vidyut Bhawan Lane, located near the very famous Janpath Marg of New Delhi. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman can also attend this inaugural program.
If we talk about Vidyut Bhawan Lane, then a very attractive and luxurious new building has been built near the official residence of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Director of CBI on Janpath Marg, in which all the zones related to ED’s Delhi will be office. This new headquarters of the investigating agency ED has been built in a very modern way. Which took about three years to get ready.
At present, the ED’s office is located at three places in the capital Delhi.
The ED’s headquarters are on the fifth floor and the sixth floor in Loknayak Bhawan of Khan Market in the capital Delhi. The ED’s director sits in this building, along with another ED office in the MTNL building near Ramlila Ground, which is known as Delhi Zone in the ED. There are two zones here, where very important matters are investigated. Under the leadership of two joint directors including a special director, all the cases are investigated separately. Along with this, another office is located in Jamnagar House near India Gate, which is also called Intelligence Section.
According to senior ED officials, after the formation of the new headquarters of the investigating agency ED, these three offices will be in the same campus, which will save the time of the investigation team and ease the work. The headquarters building of ED’s Khan Market is quite old and also due to the offices of many other departments in that building, many times unknown people were also seen coming and going inside the headquarters of an important investigative agency like ED.
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Therefore, for this reason the new headquarters was conceived, last about four years ago, due to a fire on the fourth floor in the same ED headquarters, the fire had reached the 6th floor, but it was a relief that more than the fire. There was no destruction. Only because of the smoke, soot had accumulated on many documents. Because of which the then ED Director Colonel Singh had written a letter to the Secretary of the Revenue Department demanding a new building for the new building.
After that, when Colonel Singh retired, the current director of ED, Sanjay Kumar Mishra, laid the foundation stone for the new headquarters building. After that, after being very fast with their efforts, now preparations are going on for the inauguration on January 14. According to the officials who built this building, due to the Corona transition period, this building has been ready after about two years.
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