Diamond Bourses building: India has set the record of having the largest office building. Surat has set this record where Earth’s 90 % of the diamond are cut. Surat Diamond Bourses building has got this epithet after Pentagon which is headquarter of US Army. (Diamond Bourses building)
According to the CNN report, the newly-built Surat Diamond Bourse consists of 15-story complex, built across more than 35 cres of land. The building has over 7.1 million square feet of floor space. Bourse is famous for its super quality design and built the cost of Rs 3000 crore. It can accommodate 65,000 employees under the single roof. The work on its tower has been completed and it will be functional by November 2023.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the building in November. Pm Modi showered praise on the uniqueness of the building and said, “Surat Diamond Bourse showcases the dynamism and growth of Surat’s diamond industry. It is also a testament to India’s entrepreneurial spirit. It will serve as a hub for trade, innovation and collaboration, further boosting our economy and creating employment opportunities.”
The diamond Bourse is likely to generate 1.5 lakh employment to the people and the Diamond Industry expected to record an annual turnover of about 2 to 2.5 lakh crore.
This ambititious project was by Indian firm Morphogenesis. Its CEO, Mahesh Gadhavi, told CNN that surpassing the Pentagon in terms of size was not their target but it was ensuring that the people, who travel more than three and a half to four hours daily, to workplaces and back home again can consider relocating to Surat.
Gadhavi added that the design of the building is such that no office will take more than five minutes to reach from any of the building’s entry gates.
Gujarat is also home to the world’s tallest statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel — the Statue of Unity — the world’s largest Solar Renewable Energy Park, and the largest cricket stadium.
Now, Surat’s Diamond Bourse will be the new feather in Gujarat’s cap.