After pursuing the matter for greater than a 12 months, a location for the brand new Haryana Meeting constructing has been finalised in Chandigarh. Nonetheless IIA UT Chapter whereas opposing the venture claims that it’s in battle with the town’s grasp plan. A report by Rajendra Khatry
The Haryana authorities’s choice to assemble a separate constructing for Vidhan Sabha has drawn flak from many quarters. As a consequence of area constraints within the present Haryana Vidhan Sabha constructing, Haryana has been feeling the necessity for the development of a brand new Vidhan Sabha constructing in Chandigarh.
After pursuing the matter for greater than a 12 months with Chandigarh authorities, a location for the brand new Haryana Vidhan Sabha constructing has been finalised out of the three websites supplied by the Chandigarh administration. The brand new constructing with a big area will price round Rs 550 crore, in line with a tough estimate.
Together with a separate Vidhan Sabha constructing, Haryana can be pursuing a separate Excessive Courtroom constructing for the state for which it has made sure strikes.
For a separate Haryana Vidhan Sabha constructing, Haryana Speaker Gian Chand Gupta, together with CM Manohar Lal Khattar, just lately went to examine the three websites supplied by the Chandigarh Administration close to Chandigarh Know-how Park in Manimajra earlier than finalising considered one of them. However even because the Haryana authorities goes forward with the plan of developing a brand new Vidhan Sabha constructing, objections have been raised to the constructing plan from many quarters, particularly from the Architects physique of Chandigarh.
In accordance with Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker Gian Chand Gupta, the shortage of area within the present Vidhan Sabha has been hampering work for a very long time and there may be want for a brand new constructing a lot larger in dimension. Gupta stated that within the current constructing, they might not present fashionable services. Gupta stated that in the course of the Covid pandemic within the final two years, they needed to make members sit within the guests’ gallery, a lot to their inconvenience.
“The present Haryana Vidhan Sabha constructing is small in line with our wants. We don’t even have separate area for ministers to take a seat. There shall be more room constraints in future. After delimitation in 2026, the energy of the Home might go up. So we want a brand new Vidhan Sabha constructing to meet our wants now and in close to future,’’ stated Gian Chand Gupta.
However the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), Chandigarh Chapter, has expressed grave concern over the proposal to have a brand new constructing for Haryana Vidhan Sabha in Chandigarh. Senior functionaries of the IIA Chandigarh Chapter instantly shot a letter to the Residence Minister, Chief Ministers of Haryana and Punjab and the UT Administrator, saying that the proposed constructing close to the railway station on IT Park Street in Chandigarh shall be a transparent violation of the town’s grasp plan. The IIA argued that any such transfer shall be nothing however tinkering with Chandigarh’s distinctive character.
Objecting to the plan, New Haryana Vidhan Sabha constructing, IIA Chandigarh Chapter wrote to Residence Ministry, CM, UT Administrator looking for fast intervention to stall the venture, terming it a violation of the grasp plan. It is going to be disastrous for Chandigarh, the architects’ physique stated.
In accordance with SD Singh, chairman, IIA Chandigarh Chapter, it has requested to think about different choices for the Haryana plan to have a separate constructing for Vidhan Sabha. “The concept of constructing a brand new Vidhan Sabha shall be towards the grasp plan of the town and it might invite enormous criticism at Worldwide stage,” stated SD Singh.
One other critic of the Haryana plan, Surinder Bahga, former Chairperson of Chandigarh-Punjab Chapter stated that Chandigarh is taken into account as probably the greatest experiments in city planning and structure in India after Independence. “The brand new Vidhan Sabha constructing plan will destroy Corbusier’s idea of metropolis planning’’, he stated.