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Delhi’s New Moti Bagh” – Book by Dr. Arup Roy Choudhury

Sep 22nd, 2015 10:53 am | By | Category: LATEST NEWS


“Delhi’s New Moti Bagh” book authored by Dr. Arup Roy Choudhury was released by Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs in New Delhi. His first book “Management by Idiots” was published by McGraw-Hill Education India has been very well received.

The book published by Amaryllis , gives an insight into the making of New Moti Bagh now a prime residential locality in South Delhi comprising impressive bungalows and comfortable flats retaining elements of classical architecture based on Lutyens ‘s Delhi style. The book makes a interesting reading with historical perspective of Delhi’s landscape, planning and raising resources for the colony with natural typography and ecosystem.

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Printed in Coffee Table style the book “Delhi’s New Moti Bagh” takes the reader on a journey from concept of this prestigious colony which has now turned a first preference among civil servants on moving to Delhi for being green, safe and modern. The project was cleared by cabinet on 29th December, 2005 and completed during Dr Roy Choudhury’s tenure as CMD, NBCC.

Dr. Arup Roy Choudhury, a doctorate from IIT-Delhi has illustrious career of over 36 years includes over 14 years as a CEO. In April, 2001 he became the youngest CEO of a central public sector enterprise in India – the National Building Construction Corporation Ltd. (NBCC), at the age of 44 years from year April 2001 to August 2010. He is credited for turning around NBCC from a loss making company unable to pay salaries and earmarked for sale, into a ‘Miniratna’ profit generating unit enabled to pay dividends to the Government. Eventually, NBCC became a ‘Navratna’ company.During his 5 year tenure in NTPC from September 2010 – August 2015, NTPC became a Maharatna and achieved many prestigious milestones.

He was associated with many iconic projects all over India, including the General Pool Residential Accommodation at New Moti Bagh Complex, CBI Headquarters building, Civil Services Officers’ Institute (CSOI), National Media Centre for Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, in New Delhi and many more in other parts of the country during his stint in NBCC.

He gives credit for the accomplishment to his former bosses from Ministry of Urban Affairs and his team of NBCC. In the acknowledgments author has expressed gratefulness to Piyush Goyal, Minister for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy for encouraging him to write this book.

Dr. Roy Choudhury’s emphasis on sustainable aspects of housing contains lessons for everyone who is concerned about eco-friendly development.

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