Works on restoring Lansdowne Building to begin soon

Finally, works on the restoration of the good old Lansdowne Building in the heart of city is expected to begin soon.

As a prelude to the launch of the works, a team of MCC officials led by their Commissioner C G Betsurmath on Wednesday inspected the building that has remained unused from the past two years, ever since a part of the building collapsed claiming four lives on August 25, 2012.

Betsurmath told media that the works on renovating the building would be taken up at the estimated cost of Rs six crore. While half of the fund (Rs three crore) will be spent on the building, the remaining amount will be spent on other facilities, including the road leading to the same.

Tender process

Tenders have been invited and the successful bidder is expected to be handed over the task, with the opening of the bid slated on January 9.

To ensure adequate security, guards will be posted at the site once the works are commenced, the Commissioner added.

Lansdowne is a heritage building coming under the purview of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). A portion of the first floor of the building had collapsed way back in the year 1995. However, no casualties were reported.
DH News Service

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