The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the ‘Ashiana Annexe’ in Dehradun, Uttarakhand today (July 10, 2017). He will return back to Delhi the same day. The main restored and renovated building of ‘Ashiana’ was inaugurated by the President on September 27, 2016.
The Annexe of the Presidential Retreat ‘Ashiana’ at Dehradun comprises of twelve low cost dwelling units which have been constructed to accommodate officers and staff of Rashtrapati Bhavan during Presidential visits to ‘Ashiana’. The technology used for renovation is sustainable, cost effective, green and environment friendly with provision of disaster resilient features. Treated water is safely discharged for irrigation and non-drinking usage enabling mitigation of disease risk and thus ensuring good health and well – being of residents.
The ‘Ashiana’ situated on Rajpur Road of Dehradun comprises of the main building, Annexe, Upper Stables & Lines and Lower Stables & Lines with associated roads and pathways. Built originally as bungalow of the Commandant of the President’s Bodyguard, it has been revived by the President after long years of disuse. Shri KR Narayanan was the last President who stayed here in March 1998.