Rresidence and Principal workplace of the Prime Minister of India
1. 7, Race Course Road. 7, Race Course Road (officially: Panchavati and also 7, RCR) is the official residence and principal workplace of the Prime Minister of India, where he lives and holds most of his official or political meetings.
7, Race Course Road (officially: Panchavati and also 7, RCR) is the official residence and principal workplace of the Prime Minister of India, where he lives and holds most of his official or political meetings. Situated on Race Course Road, New Delhi, the official name of the PM's residence complex is Panchavati. It is spread over 12 acres, comprising five bungalows in Lutyens' Delhi, built in 1980s, which are PM office-cum-residence zone and security establishment, including one occupied by Special Protection Group(SPG) and another being a guest house, though all are collectively called 7, Race Course Road. The entire Race Course Road, named the Delhi Race Course, which lies right across the road, is now closed to the public. Rajiv Gandhi was the first PM to stay at 7 Race Course Road in 1984.
It does not house the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), which is located in the South Block of Secretariat Building, on Raisina Hill nearby in New Delhi, where Cabinet Secretariat functions. The nearest Delhi Metro station is Race Course. When a new Prime Minister is nominated his/her original house is for the time being given a security detail and the new office holder is then advised to move in the 7, RCR at the earliest possible date.
Earlier, the Prime Ministers of India lived in their own house or house allotted to them through Parliament allotment by virtue of being an MP. Jawaharlal Nehru took up residence in Teen Murti Bhavan, which used to be the residence of the Commander-in-Chief of theIndian Army in British India; it was formerly called Flagstaff House. After Nehru's death in 1964, the building was turned to a Nehru Memorial Museum & Library.
The next Prime Minister of India Lal Bahadur Shastri chose 10 Janpath, where he stayed 1964-1966. It was later allotted to theCongress (I) party, though a part of it became biographical museum, Lal Bhadur Shastri Memorial at 1, Moti Lal Nehru Place (formerly 10 Janpath), adjacent to the complex. The current resident of 10 Janpath is Congress President, Sonia Gandhi.
After the assassination of Indira Gandhi at her 1, Safdarjung Road residence garden while going towards neighbouring 1, Akbar Road office for an interview on October 31, 1984, it was converted into the Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum. Rajiv Gandhi her son and successor as PM, along with his family, became the first occupant of 7, Race Course Road in 1984. The subsequent Prime Minister V. P. Singh made it into a permanent residence of the Prime Minister.
The 15th and current Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi chose 5, Race Course Road as his residence. 7, Race Course Road was chosen as Modi's office.
Bihar became the first state in India to have separate web page for every city and village in the state on its website www.brandbihar.com (Now www.brandbharat.com)
See the record in Limca Book of Records 2012 on Page No. 217