Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday inaugurated the newly constructed Odisha State Guest House annex building and a new RTO office building equipped with intelligent queue management and system one stop shop.
He also inaugurated a hotel built by the ITC group in Dumuduma, 8 km from the airport here, according to a statement. The annex building of the State Guest House is being constructed at a cost of Rs 27 crore covering a built-up area of 5,488 square meters.
It has a G + 5 structure and the facilities include 15 VIP suites and 41 luxury rooms with ambience and decor illustrating the beauty of Odisha art and culture. The stay will provide state guests with a glimpse into the state’s rich and diverse artistic heritage, the statement said.
The RTO building is being constructed at a cost of Rs 3.98 crore and has three floors excluding the basement covering 4,998.30 square feet on each floor.
The Ministry of Transport has implemented an intelligent queue management system to improve the citizen experience in RTOs. This facility is the first of its kind in government departments in Odisha. The system further simplifies and speeds up the process of licensing, registering vehicles, paying taxes and more.
When an applicant arrives, a token is generated at the office. People don’t have to stand in line. They in turn can sit comfortably inside the office. There would be a display system at all counters to announce the token numbers. Requesters can know the approximate wait time for service from the system’s predictive forecasts. People will get a notification for their service every now and then, he said.
This facility will soon be introduced in Angul, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Ganjam and Puri, the statement said.
The ITC Welcom Hotel, inaugurated by the Chief Minister, was built for an investment of Rs 151.72 crore. ITC Limited Chairman and CEO Sanjiv Puri said, “Over the years, ITC has built iconic hotel properties that enhance and enrich India’s tourism landscape. our iconic hotel in Bhubaneswar under the Welcomhotel brand. “ITC has also invested in agriculture, manufacturing as well as multidimensional Odisha interventions that contribute to the social development of the state.” It is a great pride for ITC Hotels to launch the Welcomhotel Bhubaneswar in the capital of the culturally rich state of Odisha. “The new opening will undoubtedly strengthen our footprint in the Eastern region as Brand Welcomhotel continues to move forward by adding a number of properties across India to its portfolio,” he said. The hotel has 107 well-appointed guest rooms, including a Presidential Suite, three Executive Suites and four Junior Suites.
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