Country marks a landmark step in inauguration of the first district cooperative bank built on the green concept will be inaugurated in the diamond city by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. The 109-year-old Surat district cooperative bank was first among the 370 district banks in India and 18 district banks in Gujarat for constructing its new headquarter in the diamond city’s Majura Gate on the green building concept. Constructed on 45,000 square feet, the bank took just 15 months for completion at the cost of Rs 34 crore.
There is a solar panel affixed on the roof of the district bank, which generates 36 kilowatts of electricity for its in-house needs. The solar panels have been so designed that the electricity requirements would be met even during the monsoon season.
The five-storey bank building has green patches for gardening at each of the floors. The entry of the building has a green landscape with lush garden for providing a different feeling to the customers visiting the bank.