The artist impression for the Municipal Corporation building has been prepared. Four additional storeys will be constructed on the existing building. A sum of Rs 19 crore was approved for the building during the meeting of the General House held on Tuesday.
Provisions will be made in the six-storey building for additional offices as well as an assembly hall for house meetings. At present,a number of offices of the civic body are housed in the basement violating the building bylaws as well as fire-safety norms. Construction of additional storeys will enable officials to have proper-seating arrangements.
Some offices of the MC are present in buildings in other sectors. It is aimed that all the offices be shifted to a common building once the construction is complete. While provision for construction of additional storeys was being made for the past several years in the annual budget,with the drawings of the buildings being lost little progress was made.
In the absence of drawings,the strength of the existing structure could not be ascertained. It was not known whether the building could take the load of additional storeys.