New Speaker of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly, Thomas A Sangma has said that the high-powered committee would be reconstituted to expedite completion of the assembly building in Mawdiangdiang.
Sangma who inspected the under construction building, the dome of which collapsed last year, told reporters that IIT-Guwahati will be asked to expedite the approval of the new design for the dome.
The building was nearing completion when the 70-tonne steel dome collapsed, putting a sudden halt on construction work. It has been more than 20 years that Meghalaya has been without a permanent Assembly building.
Assembly sessions are now held in an auditorium of the Arts and Culture department at Rilbong.
“We will call the design associates who had designed the entire building within this week and take a decision”, the Speaker said.
The contract for the project has been given to firm based in Uttar Pradesh. Work to erect the new assembly building had commenced in 2019 and was scheduled to end in July this year.
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