CM Jai Ram Thakur inaugurates renovated 110-year-old town hall in Shimla

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Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 30 (ANI): The historic town hall has come alive in north Indian hill town Shimla. The Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on November 29 dedicated the renovated town hall, over 110 year old building, to public. It has been restored with an estimated cost of Rs 8 crore. Chief Minister also inaugurated a 13 storey parking with a capacity of 1000 vehicles. The Chief Minister said that the building is the landmark of the town and has been opened after renovation today. He said that the matter is under consideration that what use of the building should be done. Himachal Pradesh High Court has earlier directed both the government and the Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) to file their suggestion in the use of the building. Court last year directed the government to put the heritage building for the use of public. The Town Hall Building was built in 1908 on the mall road, the heart of the city. This building used to be the office of SMC. The SMC has handed over the building to the tourism department in 2014 for renovation and restoration of the rich heritage of the capital town of Himachal Pradesh.

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