New Assembly complex will be ready in 2 years: Duraimurugan

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Chennai, Apr 10 (UNI) The new Assembly complex, being built to mark the celebration of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's golden jubilee in the state Assembly, would be ready in two years, Public Works Minister Duraimurugan announced in the Assembly today.

Replying to the debate on the demand for grants for his department, he said the department has resolved to build the new Assembly complex in a short span of two years to mark the Public Work Department's 150th anniversary.

The new premises, coming up at the Government Estate off the arterial Anna Road, would be ready when the state budget for the year 2010-11 is presented, he said amid thumping of desks by the members.

The DMK government had announced the building of a modern new Assembly complex in May last year, when Mr Karunanidhi was felicitated for his golden jubilee, in the presence of Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee.

After deciding to locate the new complex at the Government Estate, the government had invited global tenders and the Chief Minister had selected a design submitted by German architect GMP.

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