Speaker Sets Up Committee For Renovation Of Odisha Assembly Building

Bhubaneswar: With the Odisha Assembly heading for a major high-tech makeover in a few months time, Speaker Surya Narayan Patro on Monday set up a committee to completely renovate the interior of the House and lobby sections of the building besides making it wifi enabled.

The decision in this regard was taken at a meeting presided over by Patro and attended by senior officials of the Works, Finance, IT, Parliamentary Affairs departments.

“A committee has been set up under the chairmanship of Works department secretary to prepare a detailed project report for the renovation of the assembly building,” Patro told reporters after the meeting. Chief Engineer (Building) of Works department will be the convener of the committee.

“Odisha Assembly will be a model in the country. Efforts are on to make the assembly a smart building. There will be permanent lighting for the building,” said Patro.

The speaker also directed the IT department to make the Assembly premises wifi enabled with the help of National Informatics Centre.

Patro, who along with other officials and lawmakers recently visited Himachal Pradesh Assembly, said Odisha Legislative Assembly will get a complete makeover soon with paperless work and complete WiFi facility.