In a bizarre development, senior officials conducted some rituals at the site of the proposed “Suvarna Soudha”, one day before the date fixed for the function, reportedly following an advice by some astrologers.
Suvarna Soudha will have a central hall just like the parliament. Legislative assembly, council and cabinet halls, all will be in the same floor.
The new building would be built using large blocks of stones on the lines of Vidhana Soudha. Inspiration to have a central hall is drawn from the Parliament building to facilitate MLAs and MLCs to exchange ideas at a common place during legislature sessions. Even Vidhana Soudha lacks such an arrangement.
This is for the 2nd time the foundation stone will be laid in Belgaum for the Suvarna Soudha. In 2006 Kumarswamy had laid it in Vaccine Depot in a hurry and later due to pressure from the public the venue was shifted to the present Halga-Bastwad village.
The Soudha will come up in an elevated portion of the land on 120 acres at estimated cost of Rs 230 crore. The proposed Soudha would be a four-storied building, including the ground floor. The second floor will have rooms to accommodate ministers and personal staff, secretaries and other offices. The ground floor will contain a banquet hall, library, conference hall, canteen, post office and a bank. The pillars would be designed in Corinthian columns. The assembly, council and cabinet halls will be in the third floor. It will take two years for the project to complete.
Source: The Hindu