The building is set to come up at an estimated cost of Rs. 14.66 crore

An Ambedkar Bhavan is going to come up at an estimated cost of Rs. 14.66 crore. The Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA), Mysore City Corporation (MCC), Mysore Zilla Panchayat and the Department of Social Welfare will contribute to the construction of the building.

According to MUDA Commissioner C.G. Betsurmath, the authority will provide Rs. 2.5 crore and MCC Rs. 1 crore, while the zilla panchayat and the Department of Social Welfare will chip in Rs. 50 lakh each for the project.

The original estimate for the bhavan was Rs. 4.5 crore, which had to be revised owing to requests from members of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe associations saying it had to be large enough to accommodate a lot of people.

It was stated that with the revised plan, the bhavan would be able to accommodate more than 3,000 people.

Following the revised estimate, MUDA sent a proposal to the State government seeking not only its approval but also budgetary grant of Rs. 10.16 crore. It had appealed to the Chief Minister to make provisions for budgetary allocations.

The bhavan is set to come up near the Devaraja Mohalla police station on an area of 80,407 sq. ft. It will have a basement, mezzanine floor, ground floor and first floor. The basement will be used for parking and will accommodate around 200 cars. Parking space for around 400 two-wheelers will be created on the mezzanine floor.

The building will have green rooms, pantries, toilets, a library and rest houses.

Tenders would be invited shortly, Mr. Betsurmath said.