Bhubaneswar: In view of difficulties occurring in allotment of quarters to the newly elected legislators, Odisha government is mulling over a plan to build multi-storey quarters by razing the existing structures to ground at MLA Colony in Bhubaneswar.
The matter has been discussed at a meeting chaired by Assembly Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro on makeover plan of Assembly recently.
He directed the Chief Engineer (building) to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) on the proposal.
According to reports, the government is planning to demolish over 60 single-storey quarters constructed at MLA Colony and to build new multi-storey quarters to allot those to the legislators.
The new quarters will be constructed in model of DS quarters (double-storey building) built at MLA Colony near Unit-4 market area in the city. The five-room quarters will have elevators and lobby. The area will be renovated having parks, cafeteria, swimming pool and gym centre, a source in Works department said.
Besides, a special room, conference hall and guest house will be built for people visiting the legislators at their official residences.
Worth mentioning, several government quarters at MLA Colony have been occupied by the former legislators and ministers even after completion of their tenures. Due to less availability of vacant quarters, the newly elected MLAs are yet to get quarters for accommodation.