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First progress meeting on construction of Yatri Nivas Radhakunda,Mathura

By Rebati Mohan Sinha, Mumbai

In a review meeting held at Radhakunda on the construction of Sri Sri Radha Madhavjiu Mandir on 25th and 26th October 2008, members assembled from Assam, Tripura, Maharashtra and Delhi, unanimously approved changes in the building structure and in its design.

Due to certain deviation from the working drawing/instructions given to site supervisor, the Construction Committee President of Yatri Nivas, was bound to order suspension of work, till the Central Seva Puja Parichalan Samiti representative arrived at the construction site. Accordingly, the General Secretary of Central Seva Puja Parichalan Samiti arrived at the previous night of the meeting.

The meeting started at 1530 hrs was presided by Sri Kajal Kanti Sinha. In a point to point discussion on the letter addressed to Shri R.M.Sinha by the senior consultant, the meeting approved the following changes:

1. Earlier there was a proposal to keep entire ground floor as open space with roof resting on 8 pillars. Due to increase in number of pillars at present, only one third would be kept as open, the remaining space would be converted to rooms.

2. The front ground floor wall will be erected 4`feet away from the front row of the pillars.

3. There will be four self contained rooms on ground floor for yatries. The sanitary system will be running underneath and a safety tank is provided for the purpose.

4. The front unwanted portion of the RCC structure should be dismantled.

5. The location of staircase would be decided in the next meeting.

6. The work on first floor should be completed early, if need be, other parallel activities might be suspended for the time being.

7. The roofs of 1st and 2nd floor would be resting on 08 pillars and it was indicated in the working drawing as well as site plan.

8. The ground floor rooms will have front verandah, the remaining rooms on 1st and 2nd floors, back side verandah, leading to sky walk and stair case.

9. The south wall of Naat mandir, infront of Yatri Nivas has to be renovated along with the new construction to give a face lift on surrounding areas.

10. The committee felt that the supervision on workmanship lacked motivation.

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