10 months on, building lies vacant

Vastu defect

10 months on, building lies vacant

Many a time buildings are constructed but are not inaugurated due to non-availability of VIPs.

But, in Mandya, a building constructed at a cost of Rs 4 crore to house the offices of tahsildar and assistant commissioner is yet to be occupied despite being inaugurated 10 months ago.

According to sources, the shifting has been delayed as the electrical wiring work is yet to be completed. Also, non-compliance to ‘vastu’ is another reason for the delay in shifting to the new building. The earlier tahsildar even conducted a ‘homa’ at midnight sometime back.

The building was inaugurated by former chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda in November 2011. However, no measures have been taken to shift the office of tahsildar to the new building.

While the assistant commissioner’s office is located at the deputy commissioner’s office, the tahsildar’s office is quite old.

With huge number of people visiting these offices, it was decided to construct a new building to house them.

Even though more than 60 years have passed since the formation of Mandya district after bifurcating from Mysore district, several government offices still function from rented buildings.

 People from rural areas face the brunt as each office is located on different premises.

Cooperative department, Dr B R Ambedkar Development Corporation, weights and measurements department, etc are functioning in rented buildings.

If the office of tahsildar and assistant commissioner are shifted to the new building, the departments functioning in private buildings can be relocated to government buildings.

If the building remains unused for long, it won’t take long for the Rs four crore building to become weak.

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