Mangalore Mini Vidhana Saudha project is limping

Posted on Aug 18th, 2012 and filed under Local News.

MANGALORE : Construction works of a mini Vidhana Saudha at the Mangalore Taluk Panchayat office compound at Hampankatta in Mangalore, has virtually come to an abrupt halt for want of funds.

Presently construction of just one floor is complete, while works on other two floors are pending, thanks to the failure of the state government to release the required funds. Ever since the project kickstarted five years ago, the contracting agency could complete works on just a single floor. The foundation for the building was laid in the year 2007 by the then CM Kumaraswamy and then deputy CM Yeddyurappa. The works had begun after the tahsildar’s office and other taluk offices were shifted to the DC office complex.

The Rs 6 crore mini Vidhana Saudha will have the tahsildar’s office, sub-treasury office, election office, document room and court hall. PWD officials say works on the building would commence as soon as funds are released by the government.

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