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Posted at: Nov 22, 2018, 12:43 AM; last updated: Nov 22, 2018, 12:43 AM (IST)

CM to open Town Hall, parking lot, lift on Nov 29

MC to move resolution in House for taking over British era building
CM to open Town Hall, parking lot, lift on Nov 29
The government under the ADB project has spent Rs 7 crore on the renovation of Town Hall.

Tribune News Service

Shimla, November 21

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur is likely to inaugurate the renovated Town Hall, a heritage building, along with the multi-level parking complex near the ISBT and a new lift on The Mall on November 29.

The Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) has decided to move a resolution to take over Town Hall in its session next week.

According to sources in the Department of Tourism, the Chief Minister would inaugurate the building, the new lift project and parking complex near the ISBT on November 29. “The preparations are underway for the inauguration of these projects,” he said.

The issue related to the possession and use of Town Hall is still pending in the High Court and the Chief Secretary has filed an affidavit. The government under the ADB project has spent Rs 7 crore on its renovation.

Social activists, resident associations, Nagrik Sabha, NGOs, councillors and local MLAs from the BJP, the Congress and the CPM have differences over the use of Town Hall.

In its last-ditch effort to take back Town Hall, the SMC has decided to move a resolution in the coming session next week. The Town Hall is the property of the SMC and it should come back to it, said Shimla Mayor Kusum Sadret.

The multi-level parking near the ISBT will provide the parking facility to over 1,200 vehicles.

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