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Cost of Suvarna Soudha is now 410 crore

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The State Government awarded the contract to Shirke group to construct Suvarna Soudha in July 2009, the project was estimated to cost Rs 230 crore, including the land acquisition cost. But in a span of just 14 months, the cost has shot up to Rs 410 crore. The cost escalation is despite the work progressing as per the schedule. The project is scheduled to be completed by January 2011.

The Detailed Project Report (DPR) that was prepared initially did not include cost for providing amenities like power, water, landscaping, installation of CCTVs, elevators, furnishing and external lighting. Hence, escalation of the project cost.

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Construction of Assembly, Council and Cabinet Halls are almost complete and will be ready to hold the session in December this year. The contractor has been directed to install an elevator by December for the proposed session.

The details of structure & accommodation made in the building are as follows:

FLOORS BUILT-UP AREA

(-) 2 Level of Ground Floor 5406 Sqm

Ground Floor 12011 Sqm

First Floor 13438 Sqm

Second floor 97414 Sqm

Third Floor 12055 Sqm

Total 52624 Sqm

Size of building 150.47m x 107.25 m

Central Big dome 01 No

Small Domes 06 Nos

The Government also has constituted a Technical Committee for selection of locally

avilable materials for construction of “ Suvarna Soudha” to provide the granite stone available

at Koira/Hesaragatta quarries for ornamental stone works.

The details of the events of the project are as follows :

1. Technical sanction to the estimate for Rs.230 Crores was accorded on 27.04.2009.

2. Technical bids opened on 11-06-2009.

3. The financial bids opened on 11-06-2009.

4. Cabinet approval to the financial bid was accorded on 25-06-2009.

5. Work awarded to the agency- M/s. B.G. Shirke Construction Technology Pvt. Ltd.,

Pune.

6. Date of agreement with the Agency 08-07-2009.

7. Date of work order to Agency 09-07-2009.

8. Date of Handing over of site to the Agency 10-07-2009.

9. Stipulated time period for Construction 18 months

The project has been divided into two Milestones as follows:

First Milestone: Completion of Assembly & Council Halls in first 12 months.

Second Milestone : Completion of the entire project in the stipulated time period of 18 months.

Source: Deccan Herald & AAB inputs

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17 COMMENTS

  1. @Robbie…. U asked the question what we gave to country….?… I am common man, who is paying a huge tax and trying to survive even in the recession period… and this is what every common man in india is doing 1st…. So we want our taxed money should be invested wisely…

    @Jimmy – I totally agree with you…

    I think 410 Cr of tax payers money is wasted to eye wash voters of belgaum and see to that belgaum remains part of karnataka… for 99.99% people it doesn't effect whether belgaum is part of maharastra or karnataka… they only want it should have better facility from employment point of view…. better industries and good standard of living….

  2. Robbie,
    Thank you for your reply. Well then forget poverty let us ask the question the other way. Government is investing 410cr in constructing "office premsies" be it Vidhan Soudha replica or a 20 storey building. What is the cost benefit analysis. If you were a share holder in a pvt company and the company starts wasting money in above ways you will cause chaos in the General Share holder meeting or at best sell your shares. Ask same questions of government, is it value for money, will the 410cr invested generated wealth, renvenue, jobs worth 800cr in next 20 years. A simple case 410cr can be used to develop port in Karwar/Mangalore or Power generation unit in north Karnataka or develo canal system where we have floods. All th above have a much quicker payback period and benefit. The Public gets their money back within 10years. The "410 cr" is your money which you pay by tax ask the right questions.
    Regards
    Jimy

    • You are 100% right,
      Ask questions to the govt, its an fundamental right!
      The Question of 410 crore
      It is put into a place which can begin a foundation for next 4100 crore can come into developments and handled every year,
      The region is under developed, the main reason for it is because of the goveranance, so the state govt is establishing its wing (2nd Secretariat of State, a very very very very important postion.. only one Secretariat sits in every state) so that it can govern and develop the region well.
      By that this region will have more affinity to 10 canals projects, 10 power projects and so forth very easily..
      We live in a Democratic Country with an Consitution and the Constitution is the most powerful of all means to get anything into power/existance/reality/happening.
      So Belgaum is getting it, Rejoice!!
      Regards

  3. Its an tremendous achivement for Belgaum,
    @ Jimy , anil
    Well the Govt cannot eradicate poverty or hunger all alone ,
    If we feed the poor in that money, they will be more hunger in search of free food !!!
    Instead We need to educate , urbanize, develop ourselves and teach the uneducated some basic things like populas control, education.
    This new Admisinistration Building will get the attraction of the Centre and so will the developments including industrial estates, power plant (As companies like Administration close by), but.. everything takes time.. " Patience is a virtue" (Rome wasn't built in a day)
    More than we all ask
    "WHAT HAS COUNTRY GIVEN US, FIRST LET US ASK THIS QUESTION TO OURSELVES– WHAT HAVE WE GIVEN OUT TO OUR COUNTRY

  4. Its an tremendous achivement for Belgaum,
    @ Jimy , anil
    Well the Govt cannot eradicate poverty or hunger all alone ,
    If we feed the poor in that money, they will be more hunger in search of free food !!!
    Instead We need to educate , urbanize, develop ourselves and teach the uneducated some basic things like populas control, education.
    This new Admisinistration Building will get the attraction of the Centre and so will the developmentsincluding industrial estates, power plant (As companies like Administration close by), but.. everything takes time.. " Patience is a virtue" (Rome wasn't built in a day)
    More than we all ask
    "WHAT HAS COUNTRY GIVEN US, FIRST LET US ASK THIS QUESTION TO OURSELVES– WHAT HAVE WE GIVEN OUT TO OUR COUNTRY"

  5. It is totally waste of money for the building which will be used by politician for just one month in a year… instead govt could have build some industrial estate and power plant… which could have allowed top companies to open their plants in belgaum and generated more employment locally…

  6. would anyone like to for anyone vote next time?

    in history of hindustan, one mohammed tughlaq shifted entire capital from delhi to some new place and back. this is a modern and state-level version.

  7. hope to see it Before Deadline 🙂
    some1 is at least is really interested to look after BELGAUM be happy again KRV & MES when wil we see development guys

  8. Though the 410 cr on a building seems like a big expenditure, but it will boost the image of the city and can then attract investments. Some may say that the money could have been used for other "productive" purposes, but how many instances exist of governments spending money assigned to other works on "productive" works. Being a Belgaumite I welcome the idea of mooting Belgaum as the second capital and welcome the grand Vidhan Soudha. Belgaum deserves every paisa of that money.

  9. Nice to see Govt spending in Belgaum ! Hope other things in Belgaum also get its dues like busstand,railway station, airports, industry,educational institutions..etc.

  10. U are absolutely right.. This Vidhan sabha is been built not for the city's development but to show that karnatak has control over Belgaum Which is absolutely false..Just by building a Vidhan Soudha BSY wants to keep his vote bank alive in bangalore and Make KRV People Happy… The day is not far when Karnatak govt will complete this project and the Maharashtra Assembly will conduct meetings here.
    So I thank BSJ on Behalf of Maharashtra.

    Jai Maharashtra

  11. Waste of Money,
    410 crore can give free food to all poor in Karnataka for 6 months ( 20% of nearly 53 million population of Karnataka is below Poverty line). Assuming each meal costs Rs 5 and there are 4 persons in family. Two times meal for the entire family will cost Rs 15,000 a year.
    Hope the Government realizes what are its priorities!!!
    Jimy

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