Karnataka legislative assembly building in Belgaum to turn into tourist spot
news Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute| September 18, 2014| 8.00 am IST It was built as a legislative assembly building that would help shift some offices and legislative sessions from the Vidhan Soudha in Bangalore. But except for three sessions since 2012, the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha built in Belgaum for Rs 400 crores has largely remained shut. The Times of India reports that there is now a proposal to convert the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha into a tourist spot. The government also plans to build a garden woth Rs 13 crores says the report. Though the government has been conducting winter sessions at the Suvarna Soudha, the Rs 70 odd lakhs needed to maintain it on a monthly basis is a huge expenditure the government has to meet. Converting the structure into a tourist spot is one way to keep it buzzing and earn some money, but is making Suvarna Soudha a spot for selfies and littering a good choice?