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PM likely to open new Tripura Assembly building

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AGARTALA: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to open the newly-built Tripura Assembly building at the New Capital Complex, official sources said on Tuesday.

Sources said the date has not yet been finalized but it is expected that Prime Minister would visit the state later this month and inaugurate the newly built assembly house constructed at the cost of Rs 30 crore.

The administration has already geared up to make the PM visit a smooth affair. The Raj Bhavan has kicked off renovation work on the eve of the high profile visit.

The Assembly would be shifted from the Ujjayanta Palace, the royal palace of Tripura’s former Manikya kings to newly built house as part of the agreement of the state government with the former outlawed group- All Tripura Tribal Force (ATTF) in 1993.

The palace is 110 year-old and built by British architect company, Martin & Burn.It would soon be converted into a museum.

Sources said, the Prime Minister during his visit would also lay the foundation for a new Governor’s House in the same new capital complex as the Governor, D Y Patil is skeptical over the safety of the present Rajbhavan known as Pushpavant Palace, the guest house of the erstwhile Tripura kings might crumble down during earthquake.

Following request from the Governor, the government has decided to shift the Governor House from its present location to New Capital Complex area.

The building is 95 –year old where noble laureate Rabindranath Tagore stayed during his last visit to the state in 1926.

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