The Reserve Bank is looking for new premises for its office and residential complex in Shimla near the famous Ridge on Mall Road. Currently, the central bank functions from SDA Complex Basement–1, Kasumpti, in Shimla in Himachal Pradesh.
RBI has invited expression of interest (EoI) for acquiring land or premises (with or without constructed structure of up to 3,000 sq metre built-up area and land area of approximately 15,000 to 20,000 sq metre) for its proposed office building and residential complex.
“The property should be located in Shimla within an approximate radius of 4 km from Ridge on Mall Road, Shimla, with adequate road access,” the central bank said.
It further said preference will be given to the property offered by public sector banks, PSUs, government departments, provided RBI’s requirement thereof is in consonance with extant rules of the Bank or CVC.
Inviting the bid till October 17, RBI also said offers from brokers will not be entertained and no brokerage will be payable.
The central bank is headquartered in Mumbai and has four zonal offices in Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai, in addition to 19 regional offices.
Regional offices are located in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna and Thiruvananthapuram.
It has sub-offices in Agartala, Dehradun, Raipur, Ranchi, Shimla and Srinagar, among others. It recently opened two more sub-offices in Aizawal and Imphal.