The New Assembly ComplexThe project was executed under the supervision of PWD Officers. The efforts of several technicians and workers materialized and the complex was completed on beginning of 2000.
This prestigious Goa State assembly complex at Porvorim Bardez Goa was inaugurated at the hands of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 5th March 2000, in distinguished presence of his excellency the Governor of Goa, Shri Mohd. Fazal, Hon’ble speaker of assembly, Shri Pratapsingh Rauji Rane, Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Francisco Sardinha, Hon’ble deputy speaker, Shri Ulhas Asnodkar and Hon’ble leader of opposition Shri Ravi S. Naik.
This project is divided into three blocks.
a) Assembly block with 1,750 sq.mt. area
b) Secretariat block with 4,868 sq.mt. area
c) VIP block with 5,268 sq.mts. area.
The Central Courtyard :The central courtyard occupies 655 Sq. mt area. It is an open to sky circular arcaded colonnade which is used for ceremonial entrances and leads directly to assembly building. Ashoka Stambha, standing on one piece Jodhpuri stone is located at the center. Governor of Goa is received here followed by ceremonial procession leading towards assembly block to address the assembly session.
a) Assembly Block :The assembly block itself locates almost at two third distance from the entrance with a huge plaza with various levels at the back. Assembly block can be viewed from across the river Mandovi as well as when one is coming up the road towards Porvorim from the Mandovi Bridges. The assembly block is basically a two storeyed building with basement. Its main floor is the podium level which is directly accessible to the main floor of the assembly hall. The speaker and MLAs arrive on the first floor and the speaker has his lounge for the VIP’s on the first level. He then descends the steps to take his place in the hall.
- Basement - Basement is used as reception room.
- First floor - This floor is accommodated with ruling lobby, opposition lobby, speaker’s foyer, and officer’s chamber./li>
- Second floor - Second floor provides six galleries to witness the assembly session.
- One press gallery – Amongst these galleries ‘D’ block has been earmarked for press/Journalists. Only Press/journalists are permitted in this gallery. It is equipped with CCTV network and ear phones in order to record accurate proceedings of assembly session.
- One speaker’s Gallery - Here only distinguished guests VVIP’s are permitted to witness the assembly session.
- Four Visitors Galleries - Four visitors galleries are allotted for general public.
This block is well lit with 12 designer chandeliers, halogens and other sources of lights. It is also equipped with central A.C. system, and provided with VIDEO ARCHIVAL SYSTEM to telecast the live proceedings of assembly sessions with two pan-till-zoom camera and four simple cameras. Sound system is maintained by Digital network congress. Voting Status Display, help during voting session, so as to vote and display the results is also provided in this block.
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