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Complete Indira Park hall by December: CM

TAP | Updated: May 17, 2017

ITANAGAR, May: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday inspected the construction of the convention hall at Indira Gandhi Park. Urban Development (UD) Minister Nabam Rebia and UD Parliamentary Secretary Techi Kaso accompanied him.

The chief minister told the UD department, the implementing agency, that it could face action if the construction is not completed by December 2017.

The foundation stone of the hall was laid in November 2011. The project, estimated to cost Rs 3,125 lakh, was supposed to have been completed within two years of commencement of work.

Taking serious note of the delay, Khandu asked the department officials to fast-track the work and assured the government’s support in meeting the project deadline. He asked them to work round the clock on shift basis and to depute more manpower and engineers.

“The project is of high importance as the state today lacks facilities to host a big convention or meeting,” he said.

The departmental engineers had earlier shown the chief minister round the construction site. The main hall would have a seating capacity for 500 people and provide facilities such as restaurant, food court, office with media room, and an amphitheatre with change room.

The chief minister inspected the 100-seat conference hall, two 50-seat conference halls, the toilets and parking facility for 300 cars.

He also discussed the construction of a two-lane approach road for the hall, assuring to take up the issue of eviction of encroachers with the body concerned.