Dome alone costs Rs 5 crore

Atleast 40 lives saved

Shillong,May 22: The loss in terms of the collapse of the Assembly dome is Rs 5 crore.

The Executive Engineer, PWD (Buildings), Ransom Sutnga said though the cost incurred for dome is Rs 5 crore, there.will not be any cost escalation.


According to Sutnga, the amount can be realised from the contractor as per the contract agreement so that there is no extra cost for the government.

“If it is fault of the company, it will be realised from the company. If it is due to force majeure (unforeseen circumstances), then the company will not be at fault”, he said.


Cost: Rs 5 crore

Weight: 70 tonne including crown

Crane weighing 300 tonne from Chennai used to lift parts of dome for setting up.

Crane charge: Rs 3 lakh per day

Dome work started in March 

Completed on April 23

Crown fitted last week

Design and architecture by Design Associates

Vetted by IIT Rourke and approved by MUDA

Assembly status

Construction company: Uttar Pradesh based Rajkiya Nirman Nigam Ltd

Started construction in May 2019

Total cost for civil works: Rs 141.18 crore.

Cost rose to Rs 177.78 crore for extra floor at the basement and other civil works.

Additional Rs 36 crore for furniture, electrification, audio- video LAN connectivity

Additional Rs 25 crore for fencing

Executive agency: PWD (building)

Lives of atleast 40 workers saved

The lives of atleast 40 workers were saved as they were not present when the entire dome of the Assembly building came down in the wee hours on Sunday.

A functionary of the Uttar Pradesh based PSU Rajkiya Nirman Nigam Ltd said on Sunday the labourers had worked till 9.30 pm.

The timing of the accident was such that there was no one around as it happened after 12 am.

With the easing of the Covid situation, more workers were deployed to complete the work on time.

Long wait for next year 

Sutnga said with the accident, it will take  another 8 months to complete the construction which will mean that the building may be ready by next year.

The new Assembly building is being constructed on 80 acres.

The earlier deadline to complete the project was in December last year. However due to the Covid situation, the Centre had given six months’ extension to complete the project.

“And we were supposed to complete the project by July and then commission it in August so that by September everything would have been ready,” he said.

The government wanted to hold the autumn session of the Assembly in September in the new Assembly.

The first phase of the project included the main hall, rooms of the Speaker, Chief Minister, Ministers, canteen, offices of the Assembly Secretariat and others.

The second phase of the project will be the construction of quarters for the Speaker, Deputy Speaker, MLAs and others.

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