Site for the Proposed Raj Bhavan at Gandhinagar

The site specified in the master plan of Gandhinagar for the proposed Raj Bhavan lies between the ''J'' road and the Sabarmati river near the Sarita Ud yan garden. The approximate area of the proposed site is 138 acres. [National Highway No. 8-c] [5,58,486 Sq. ms.] The site has been earmarked in the master plan of Gandhinagar. The proposed site for the Raj Bhavan complex will consist of both the residential and non-residential buildings required to be accommodated in one single campus. The foundation stone was laid by the then Prime Minister of India Shri I.K. Gujaral on 3 rd May, 1997. The plan drawings have been prepared by Shri B.V. Doshi, architect of an international repute [M/s. Stein Bhalla & Doshi] The formal approval of Government of India had been received on 26.1.1997 at an estimated cost of Rs. 21.08 crores. In-principal decision to go in for a new Raj Bhavan at a cost of Rs. 24.42 crorers was taken in the Cabinet meeting held on 31.12.1997. The objctive of the construction of the new complex is to provide a conducive working and living environment for the Governor, his family and staff and the VIP Guest House. Gujarat is the only major State which does not have its Raj Bhavan today.