Ashok Chandargi, social worker, senior freelance journalist and president of the Belagavi District Kannada Organisations Action Committee speaks about the current situation of the Suvarna Vidhan Soudha which looks like an ancient monument. The White Elephant has turned green now.
In October 2012 teh same was inaugurated.
B G Shirke group has built this structure. The firm deployed 1,400 laborers and 36 engineers for the Soudha work. White stones required for the building work were brought from Hesaraghatta in Bangalore, Ornamental stone has been used in the construction of the Soudha, with skilled workers brought in from Tamil Nadu. The mammoth pillars, upto 20 metres in height, required specialized centring works.
The Suvarna Soudha is a three-floored structure spread over 16,138 sq.m and consists of an Assembly hall that seats 300, a Council hall for 100 members, a 450-seat auditorium, 38 ministerial chambers and 14 meeting halls.
This structure, is a 3 floored building including basement and ground floor. Building measures 150.15 feet 107.25 meter, total area 60298 square meter. Height is 22 meter. This building has an assembly hall, with seating arrangement for 300 people. Central hall 450, Council hall 100, banquet hall 500, conference hall 350 – people seating facility.