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Vaccine Depot SAVED! Government to look for alternative site for Suvarna Vidhana Soudha

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Source The Hindu
Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa appears to have yielded to pressure from a few elected representatives of Belgaum district to reconsider the decision on going ahead with the construction of Suvarna Vidhana Soudha on the Vaccine Institute premises here.
After a closed door meeting with officials, BJP MPs Prabhakar B. Kore and Suresh C. Angadi, and a few BJP legislators here on Saturday, Mr. Yeddyurappa announced at a press conference that the Government would look for an alternative site for the project in view of the “second opinion” of the local elected representatives.
The previous Janata Dal (Secular)-Bharatiya Janata Party coalition Government had decided to construct the Vidhana Soudha on the Vaccine Institute premises. The Social Justice Forum and other environmental groups have been opposing any construction activity on the premises in view of ecological reasons.
Mr. Yeddyurappa said the district administration had been asked to identify alternative sites as there were no proper approach roads to the Vaccine Institute. The former Chief Minister H.D. Kumarswamy had performed “bhoomi puja” in presence of Mr. Yeddyurappa in August last.Mr. Yeddyurappa said that the final decision on the project site would be taken in a month and construction would start soon. The project would be completed in two years, he added.
 
Winter session
Earlier, at a function he said that the dates for holding the winter session of the legislature in Belgaum would be announced soon. The Government would hold the proposed world Kannada meet here before December, he said.
 
This blog had been in the fore front for raising this issue of saving Vaccine Depot. It may not have a made an impact on the Govt. But the thing that many came forward to save it is all that was needed. Tjanks for your suport.
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