BANGALORE: The Karnataka Bhavan, proposed to be built at Nilakkal near Sabarimala in Kerala is estimated to cost Rs 20 crore.
The Bhavan with a capacity to accommodate over 700 pilgrims, would also have a dormitory for police personnel. It would be a four-floor structure, in which ground floor would have a dormitory to accommodate about 100 police personnel and a health centre, a canteen and toilets, the Chief Minister said in a written reply to a question from K Gopalaiah of the JD(S) .
The first floor would have separate dormitories for men and women with a total capacity to accommodate about 600 pilgrims. The second floor would have 22 rooms to accommodate about 100 pilgrims and the third floor would be reserved for VIPs with six plush rooms, the Chief Minister has said.
On Kerala High Court’s reported stay order on the proposed Bhavan, Siddaramaiah said Karnataka has written to Kerala government to ascertain the facts. “We will take measures to get the stay vacated, if Kerala High Court has issued a stay order”, he said.