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First cabinet meeting at Mantralya after fire incident

Posted on Jan 02, 10:44PM | UNI

For the first time since the Mantralaya fire in June last year, the state cabinet today afternoon met at the Maharashtra secretariat at Mantralaya.

The fire last year damaged the ground as well as the fourth, fifth and sixth floors of the seven-storey building, resulting in the death of five people and gutting of several documents. After the fire, the state cabinet met either at the Vidhan Bhavan (state legislature) located near Mantralaya or the Sahyadri Guest House in Malabar Hill.

A new meeting room has been constructed by the state on the first floor of the building, which now houses offices of Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and his deputy Ajit Pawar, officials said.

These offices were earlier located on the sixth floor at Mantralaya.

The state government also awarded a Rs 138 crore contract to Unity Infrastructure for revamping the building. The project is expected to finish in six months.