Minister V Srinivas Prasad reviews work on Ambedkar Bhavan

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Minister V Srinivas Prasad reviews work on Ambedkar Bhavan

Minister V Srinivas Prasad reviews work on Ambedkar Bhavan

divya   ¦    May 15, 2014 09:05:00 AM (IST)

Newskarnataka - Mysore

Mysore :After reviewing the progress of work on Dr Ambedkar Bhavan and Babu Jagjivan Ram Bhavan in the city, revenue and district in-charge minister V Srinivas Prasad told reporters said the state government has set aside Rs 100 crore from its budget for the city's development this fiscal.

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Dr Ambedkar Bhavan, which is being built at a cost of Rs 14.66 crore, is expected to be completed soon. It consists of an auditorium that can seat 2,500 people, a library, a research centre, two greenrooms, restrooms and a parking spot for 150 cars.

The minister said Babu Jagjivan Ram Bhavan at Paduvarhalli South and Valmiki Bhavan in Vijaynagar II Stage will be ready in two months. There is no fund crunch for construction work as the zilla panchayat, the district administration, the Mysore City Corporation, Muda and the social welfare department has released ample money, he added.

MLA Vasu said a new water tank to cater the city's needs will be constructed at Vani Vilas Water Works. The current tank, which has a capacity of storing 12 million gallons of water and which has been catering to the needs of more than 60% Mysoreans, is on its last legs, he explained. "The tank has crossed its 30-year life term. So, %we decided to build a %new tank with modern technology to supply healthy drinking water. The current one will be used as an alternative," he said.