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No Winter session this time as well in Belagavi

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Over 450 crores have been spent on building the Suvarna Vidhan Soudha in Belagavi, but this year as well the Winter session will not be held here but would be held in Bengaluru only.

The state Cabinet approved to hold the winter session from December 7 to 15 at Bengaluru only.

For the past almost 2 years no session has been conducted at Belagavi.

A 10-day winter session of the Karnataka legislature had taken place at the Suvarna Vidhan Soudha Belagavi from December 10 to 20, 2018.

Since 2018 the White elephant is lying unutilised.

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A few of the offices which were working from rented spaces have been shifted to the Suvarna Vidhan Soudha now, which number around 25.

In 2014, the then Assembly speaker Kagodu Thimmappa told reporters in Belagavi that there is a proposal to develop a garden at a cost of Rs 13 crore around SVS for people to sit and relax.
The PWD had even made a plan to develop the surrounding of SVS at a cost Rs.30 crore and develop it as tourist spot.

The building is spread over 6 lakh sq ft and at least Rs.5 crore is required for its maintenance.

PWD Electrical Division has floated tender for setting up of a Laser show at Suvarna Vidhana Soudha Belagavi at a approximate cost of Rs.43.50 Lakhs with a time period of 4 months for completion.
But nothing has materialized, and only news stories have been published but nothing has been done on the ground.

Suvarna Vidhana Soudha (SVS) in Belagavi was conceived and built at a cost of Rs 400 crore to decongest Vidhana Soudha in Bangalore. It was inaugurated in 2012.

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