Vidhana Soudha and Vikasa Soudha will continue to be cynosure of all eyes even after sunset soon as plans are under way to illuminate the two structures for two hours every evening. But, illumination will not burden Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom), thanks to solar power policy of the government.
According to D.H. Shankaramurthy, Chairperson of the Legislative Council, a proposal has been submitted to the government to illuminate both Vidhana Soudha and Vikasa Soudha with solar-powered lights to attract tourists.
Mr. Shankaramurthy told presspersons on Thursday that according to energy experts, solar power for illuminating both the structures could be generated by installing solar panels on their roofs. Tenders for the work would be floated after Chief Minister Siddaramaiah approves the proposal. Five companies had shown interest to install solar panels on the roofs of both the structures, he said.
On the joint session of the State legislature, he said it would be held in November, but dates were yet to be finalised. “We wish to hold the session at the earliest to facilitate legislators to discuss issues concerning people,” he said.