BANGALORE: The main hall of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly, forming part of the sprawling Vidhana Soudha, is all set to get a new look after nearly 30 years. Renovation of the Assembly hall has been taken up at a cost of Rs. 4.72 crore.
Legislative Assembly Speaker Kagodu Thimmappa, who inspected the work, said the new hall would be ready by January-end. Renovation of the hall was last done in 1986 during the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation summit.
Some glass material for the renovation would be imported from Belgium. New carpets would be laid for an area of 30,000 sq. ft and an area of 15,000 to 20,000 sq. ft will have false ceiling. Wood panels would get melamine polish and new sofa sets would adorn the lounge and other areas of the hall. Revanna Nagaraj of Sanjay Marketing and Publicity Service, which has taken up the work, said the Assembly hall would be refurbished in such a manner that it would retain its originality and its unique heritage. Over 300 workers, supervised by Chief Engineer, Public Works Department, Tyagarajan, are involved in the work.
The main hall of the Legislative Council was renovated last year at a cost of Rs. 7 crore.