Patna Secretariat Building is one of the remarkable building of the City, known for its architectural splendor. It was designed by the famous architect of Sydney, Jospeh P. Munnings and built by Martin Burn of Calcutta during 1913- 917. It stand distinct from any other historical building of the City by its towering clock tower. Today, this is the Secretariat of Bihar State Government. It is a bustling center with all type of government activities. All the government departments are situated here, so does the office of ministers and bureaucrats.
Patna Secretariat, also known as Patna Sachiwalaya or Old Secretariat, is a mighty Victorian construction, built in Indo-Sarcenic style. It is 716 feet long 364 feet wide and remains one of the largest government building of the City. A huge Clock Tower stand tall amidst the beautiful and green lawn of the place. Originally, itr was 198 feet high, but a part of it felled down during the massive earthquake of 1934. Currently, its height is 184 feet from the ground. A four feet gap left between the concrete ceiling and the outer covering of tiles from Raniganj ensures a reasonable temperature in the interiors during the hot season. This building is situated between two iconic building of the City, Raj Bhavan in the West and Patna High Court in the far East.
The Campus has lawns and other remarkable things such as, bronze statue of the first Chief Minister of Bihar, Srikrishna Sinha to the west of Lawn and the Martyr's memorial to commemorate the sacrifice of seven student during 1942 August Kranti movement.
How to reach :
This building is situated near State Assembly Building. It is easily accessible by autos. However, due to presence of many high profile ministers and bureaucrats, one may not be able to enter the campus for security reasons.
Patna Junction : 4 km
Airport : 4 km
Mithapur Bus Stand : 9-10 km