Mumbai, (IANS) The Maharashtra government’s fire-ravaged administrative headquarters, Mantralaya, is expected to be fully functional within three months, Public Works Department Minister Chhagan Bhujbal said here Saturday.
A team of private experts which inspected the three lower floors of the ground-plus-six floor building Saturday cleared them for normal functioning, the minister added. These would be put to normal use in three days.
“We shall acquire fire-proof plywood, top quality modular furniture from reputed manufacturers, spartek tiles and other things to carry out interior repairs and renovation work on a war-footing,” Bhujbal said.
“If everything goes as per schedules, we plan to make Mantralaya fully operational as before within three months,” he told media persons after inspecting the building.
The huge fire Thursday gutted large parts of the top four floors of the iconic building. The blaze was doused after nearly 27 hours and cooling operations will continue till next Thursday.
The fire claimed five lives and left 16 injured, including several officials.