Bihar govt to build accommodation for MLAs, MLCs

Bihar government is mulling over a proposal to construct 4000 sq ft each duplex accommodations for the 243 MLAs and 75 MLCs with an estimated expense of Rs 275 crore.

Last Updated: Jan 24, 2011, 14:22 PM IST

Patna: Bihar government is mulling over a
proposal to construct 4000 sq ft each duplex accommodations
for the 243 MLAs and 75 MLCs with an estimated expense of Rs
275 crore, a move which being seen as an attempt to mollify
the lawmakers after scrapping Local Area Development Funds.

According to a proposal brought before Chief Minister
Nitish Kumar recently, state Building and Housing department
has planned to construct the duplex accommodations for all the
MLAs and MLCs for which consultants have been roped in.

The department proposes to have all latest facilities
with a club, community centre, a transit hostel, community
centre, gym, shopping complex and swimming pool for the
lawmakers, the department sources said.

The department would make a final presentation before
Chief Minister before seeking sanction for construction of the
project, they said.

Altogether 325 bungalows would be proposed to be
constructed at three adjoining places at R Block, Daroga
Prasad Rai Path and Beerchand Patel Marg.

Each legislators` house is expected to cost Rs 62.78
lakh while two hostels would cost Rs 2.50 crore.

The officials of the building construction department
and experts of a New Delhi based private consultancy service
had shown the details of the project to Kumar, sources
confirmed.

It has been proposed to raze to ground all the existing
legislators` houses at R block, Daroga Rai Path and Birchand
Patel Path to pave the way for the new construction.

The entire stretch of MLA flats numbering from 1 to 168
would be taken in the first phase, whereas in the second
phase, MLA flats situated in R Block and the government
houses located behind the circuit house on Serpentine Road
would be included.

When contacted, the building department secretary Sudhir
Kumar said the final decision on the location of the project
would be taken soon, but the architectural design of the
duplex housing project was ready.

Security aspects would also be taken care of during the
construction of the new project, he said.

PTI