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Chief Minister Shri Vishnu Deo Sai and Assembly Speaker Dr. Raman Singh review progress of new assembly building under construction in Nava Raipur

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Chief Minister directed senior officials to complete the construction work within the stipulated time frame and reviewed the status

Construction of the Legislative Assembly building should be planned with future generations in mind”: Assembly Speaker Dr. Raman Singh

Since people from all over the country visit the Legislative Assembly, the construction should ensure the building stands out nationwide: Shri Brijmohan Agrawal

Minister Shri Agrawal suggested planting significant trees native to Chhattisgarh, such as Mahua, Kusum, Sal, and Sagon, within the premises

New Legislative Assembly premises will consist new assembly building, MLA rest house and residences for officers-employees

 Raipur : Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Dr. Raman Singh, and Chief Minister Shri Vishnu Deo Sai reviewed the progress of the construction of the new Legislative Assembly building, the MLA rest house, and the residential quarters for officers and employees in Nava Raipur on Thursday. The review meeting took place at the Chief Minister’s residence office. During the meeting, the Chief Minister directed senior officials to complete the construction work within the stipulated time frame while maintaining high quality. He emphasised that the progress should be reviewed to ensure timely completion.

Chief Minister directed senior officials to complete the construction work within the stipulated time frame and reviewed the status
 
The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Dr. Raman Singh, emphasised that the construction of the Assembly building should be planned with future generations in mind. He directed the officials to make the entire Assembly complex solar-powered, setting an example for the entire country. Dr. Singh stressed the importance of integrating green environment technology throughout the premises and urged for extensive tree plantation. Besides ornamental plants, he suggested planting significant trees native to Chhattisgarh, such as Mahua, Kusum, Sal, and Sagon, within the premises. He also recommended implementing rainwater harvesting systems and mechanisms to reuse water for irrigation. Additionally, Dr. Singh proposed constructing a natural pond to ensure water availability. To enhance the efficiency and diligence of the construction work, he instructed the Chief Secretary to conduct review meetings every month.
 
Chief Minister directed senior officials to complete the construction work within the stipulated time frame and reviewed the status
    
The Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Shri Brijmohan Agrawal, directed officials to use high-quality and modern materials in the construction of the new Legislative Assembly. He emphasised that since people from all over the country visit the Legislative Assembly, the construction should ensure that this Assembly building stands out nationwide. Shri Agrawal remarked that the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly is the largest panchayat in the state and should serve as a grand example across the country. In addition to reflecting Chhattisgarh's culture, the premises should incorporate replicas of heritage sites like Sirpur and others.
    
The construction of an impressive new Legislative Assembly complex is currently underway in Nava Raipur's Atal Nagar area, spanning on a vast 20.78-hectare site at an estimated cost of Rs 217.12 crores. This ambitious project aims to reflect Chhattisgarh's rich cultural heritage while incorporating modern amenities. The complex will include a new Assembly building, a rest house for MLAs, and residential quarters for officers and staff.

Officials from the Public Works Department informed that the construction of the new Legislative Assembly building will be completed by December 2024, with the interior work scheduled for completion by June 2025. The new Assembly building, designed to accommodate 200 MLAs, will feature state-of-the-art facilities including the Legislative Assembly Secretariat, three meeting halls, a canteen, a central hall, a visitors' gallery, a media lounge, a convention hall, an art gallery, a dispensary, a bank, and a post office. Additionally, akin to the Parliament building, a dedicated Cabinet meeting hall is also under construction. The building will showcase the cultural heritage of Chhattisgarh, incorporating Bastar art, Jaspur art, and contemporary urban art styles.

The Deputy Chief Minister, Shri Arun Sao, the Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Shri Brijmohan Agrawal, the Finance Minister, Shri O.P. Choudhary, and the Chief Secretary, Shri Amitabh Jain, Chief Minister's Secretary Shri P. Dayanand, Legislative Assembly Secretary Shri Dinesh Sharma, Public Works Department Secretary Shri Kamalpreet Singh, Finance Secretary Shri Rajat Bansal, and Secretary of Forests and Environment Department Smt. Sangeeta R, were present along with other concerned officers
 

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