Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang and several state dignitaries inaugurated the much awaited 43-room Nagaland State Guest House at R K Puram in New Delhi earlier this week. The construction of the new state guest house fulfills a long awaited dream of the people of the state. The new guest house will act as a safe haven for visitors from the state. The new state guest house has an approximate total plinth area of 4039 square meters, 43 rooms with well-designed suites, guest rooms, conference room, dining hall, dormitory for boys and girls etc.
Chief Minister Zelaing further added that to have a good state guest house in the national capital is not only for providing a safe haven for visitors from the state but more importantly it also goes to serve the manifold purposes for the people of Nagaland. It represent the state as would an Embassy to a foreign mission and is truly a multipurpose premise representing a mini Nagaland. “It is a Home Away from Home where it will serve as a nerve centre for social and cultural activities of our people. We will also use it as a prayer and worship place in the capital city”, he stated.
It is worth mentioning that the project was envisaged and sanctioned in March 2007, but the actual construction could commence only in October 2010 after securing fund from HUDCO and obtaining obligatory clearance from authorities like the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), Municipal Corporation Delhi (MCD), BSES, Delhi Jal Board, etc.