Aizawl the 18th May, 2023 : The Chief Minister of Mizoram, Pu Zoramthanga inaugurated the Multilevel Car Parking and Multipurpose Hall, Government Mizo High School, Aizawl, yesterday. The State's Transport Department, which served as the nodal department for the building's construction, officially transferred ownership of the building to the School Education Department. The inaugural function was attended by Transport Minister TJ Lalnuntluanga and Pu C. Lalmuanpuia, MLA.

Addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister expressed his joy and highlighted the noteworthy features of the newly inaugurated building. Specifically, he highlighted the presence of a sizable parking area and a community hall that has been thoughtfully designed for the benefit and utilization of the general public. The Chief Minister acknowledged the pressing issue of traffic congestion, attributing it to the city's rapid growth, increased number of vehicles, and housing developments. The government is wholeheartedly committed to resolving this problem and actively seeking solutions, as stated by the Chief Minister. Regarding the parking house scheme, he mentioned that despite financial constraints caused by the impact of COVID-19, substantial progress has been made, and the scheme is still ongoing. To overcome funding challenges, the government has established a resource mobilization committee responsible for exploring all possible sources of funding and utilizing them for the benefit of the general public, he added.

Pu TJ Lalnuntluanga, who also spoke on the occasion, expressed his optimism that the newly inaugurated building will cater to the needs of the School Education Department and the general public. He also said that the Government is allocating significant resources to enhance infrastructure development in the state. He highlighted notable initiatives undertaken by the Transport Department including the newly inaugurated DTO Office at Serchhip and a Commercial Vehicle Terminal Building at Tlabung. Additionally, he mentioned the ongoing construction of the Automated Vehicle Inspection & Certification Center at Hlimen, which is expected to be completed soon. Once operational, this center will replace manual vehicle inspections with automated machine inspections.

Veterinary, Fishery and Agriculture Board Vice Chairman Pu C. Lalmuanpuia shed light on the remarkable journey that led to the successful completion of the much awaited Multipurpose Building. He commended the collective efforts and contributions of all individuals involved in the project. The MLA reiterated that the provision of a parking area will alleviate the parking-related issues faced by the local residents and also expressed his hope that the courtyard would be effectively utilized by the neighborhood, serving as a communal space for various activities.

The newly inaugurated building, which has a total construction cost of 610.06 lakhs, was fully funded by the State Government. The building spans across three stories and has a total floor area of 620 sqm. The basement area and ground floor are dedicated to parking facilities, capable of accommodating a total of 36 cars and 51 two-wheelers. On the third floor, there is a multipurpose hall along with three badminton courts.
Pu Lalzirmawia Chhangte, Secretary, School Education Department chaired the inaugural programme and the Transport Department Director Er.R.Lalrammawia proposed vote of thanks.


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