CM's 'new' house costs Rs 1.32 cr!

Renovation expenses

 For works at the CM’s official residence ‘Anugraha’ on Kumara Krupa road, the present government has spent a sum of Rs 10.50 lakh, while the estimated expenditure for renovating his other residence on Race Course Road is a whopping Rs 1.32 crore!
The work at Anugraha includes supplying and fixing brass hardware, pump and motor repairs, internal painting, renovation of kitchen, extension of portico, and construction of servants’ quarters. The kitchen renovation work has been awarded to contractor K N Prakash; for the other works, orders are yet to be issued.

At the CM’s Race Course Road residence, the renovation includes 21 works, including construction of a compound wall, fixing windows, wall papers, wall designs in the master bedroom and construction of two more rooms. M P Ramesh and T R Jagadeesh are shown as the contractors for some works, while orders are yet to be issued for some others.

In written replies to two unstarred questions raised by S R Mahesh, Nadagouda Venkatarao and Bandeppa Khashempur of the JD(S), PWD minister C M Udasi had cited details of the civil works being taken up - not only on renovation of the CM’s bungalows, but also those of other ministers and the Speaker of the Assembly.

The renovations at RDPR minister Shobha Karandlaje’s official residence on Kumara Krupa Road has been estimated at Rs 18.45 lakh. The estimate for providing ultra design granite tiles over the pathway alone is Rs 4 lakh!

The department has also taken up renovation of Revenue minister Karunakara Reddy’s residence on Race Course road at a cost of Rs 41.25 lakh. The works include providing vitrified-tile flooring, painting and other works at a cost of Rs 14.25 lakh. The work has been awarded to contractor K Devkumar.

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