Illumination of Vidhan Soudha in Bangalore on the cards

Illumination of Vidhan Soudha in Bangalore on the cards

Karnataka government intends to illuminate Vidhan Soudha, the seat of the State Legislature and a key Bangalore landmark, using solar energy,according to Chairman of the Legislative Council D H Shankar Murthy.

Discussions are on in this regard, Shankar Murthy told reporters here today.

Noting that tens of thousands of people visit Bangalore every day, the former Higher Education Minister argued that the imposing structure should be a treat to watch for tourists.

The plan is to lit up Vidhan Soudha using solar energy and taking advantage of LED and other modern technologies, Shankar Murthy said.

The proposal is to lit up Vidhan Soudha for one-and-half hours or two hours every day, he said.

Meanwhile, Shankar Murthy also said it has been decided to instal a bronze statue of a "meditating" Mahatma Gandhi between Vidhan Soudha, and Vikas Soudha, an annexe of the former housing some of the Ministerial and legislative offices.

The height of the statue would not be "less than 30 feet", he said quoting architects with whom he had a discussion.

"We have overcome technical problems (vis-a-vis installing the statue)", he added.

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