Thursday, August 29, 2013

National media centre is inaugurated in New Delhi

National media centre on Raisina road in the heart of Delhi was inaugurated by  Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

 The project is aimed at further improving the dissemination of information about government's policies and programmes and will become an information bridge between government, media and people.

The facilities provided will dovetail with current technological advancement in visual and print media.

The new media centre is spread over 1.95 acres and is in proximity to Rashtrapati Bhawan and Parliament House. The centre will have offices of the Press Information Bureau (PIB) as well as facilities for media.

The Centre has been constructed by the National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) at a cost of Rs 60 crore over a period of three years.

It has a press conference hall for 283 media persons, a briefing room for about 60 persons, 24 work stations for journalists, a library, media lounge and cafeteria.
Among the facilities provided at the centre are optic fibre Internet backbone with redundancy, mini data centre for application development and hosting webcast, including live webcast, Video feed to TV channels, IT facilities to media persons in work area and lounge, Internet telephony and AV Video Wall.

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