The Diamond Bourse Built at a cost of around Rs 3,200 crore is a 15-storey building housing 4,500 offices for national and international traders
The newly constructed Diamond Bourse in Surat has surpassed the Pentagon, which houses the US defence headquarters, as the world’s largest office.
Built at a cost of around Rs 3,200 crore the 15-storey Surat Diamond Bourse houses 4,500 offices for national and international traders which can also serve as small diamond-cutting and polishing workshops.
The bourse has the capacity to accommodate 65,000 diamond professionals at a time bringing cutters, polishers, and traders under a single roof for the first time.
The building is expected to be functional by November 2023 and will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Praising the remarkable building, PM Modi tweeted a video of the building, saying, “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 ambitious project was implemented by Indian Morphogenesis. The company’s 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 said that the building has been designed in such a manner that no office will take more than five minutes to reach from any of the building’s entry gates.