The building housing OY-OY is the first of its kind in Karimganj, Assam. It is designed as an RCC residential-cum-commercial structure. The residences are situated in the rear wing from the 1st to the 4th floor with the front commercial wing having roadside access and located in the basement upto the 4th floor. Independent toilet and staircase facilities have been provided for both wings ensuring unhindered functioning with proper security for the respective end users. Latest construction methods were used while constructing this building. Raft foundation was used due to the low soil bearing capacity. It was also designed to be earthquake resistant as the region falls under an active seismic zone.
To summarize in short, it is a building built ahead of its time in a region which has shown limited growth on the infrastructure or socio-economic front for the past several decades. It is only recently taking a cue from OY-OY’s 6 storied structure which was erected nearly two decades ago that others have recently constructed similar structures which now house a few corporate bodies. These subtle changes triggered off by the erection of this state-of-the-art building could signal a new begining for the economic progress of this much neglected district town. The development potential of this otherwise underdeveloped and neglected town is increasingly being recognized now as is evident from the recent setting up of branches by ICICI bank and Axis Bank there over a few years back.