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Vidhan Sabha

Vidhan Sabha, the Legislative Assembly, is located at the south-eastern end of the Capitol piazza in Sector 2 of Chandigarh. Spread over an area of 80 acres of land, this imposing portico is flanked by the High Court and Civil Secretariat.

A landmark of Chandigarh, the building has a cubist mural painted by Le Corbusier (French architect). This edifice holds the Assembly Hall, the Council Chamber, the Forum or Members' Lounge and the Portico.

The hyperbolic shell modeled assembly hall has a height of 86 m, which ends in an oblique section at the top. The Council Chamber is a pyramidal tower housing the Haryana Legislature whereas the Forum is a majestic triple-height space supported by tall and narrow columns. The Portico is the ceremonial entrance commonly known as Governor's Gate.

The Vidhan Bhavan has three entrances - the General Entrance in front of the Secretariat, the Ceremonial Entrance facing the High Court and the Western Wing. The Ceremonial Gate (main entrance) contains a pivoted enameled door, fabricated in France.

The legislative assemblies of both Punjab and Haryana functions in this complex.

Updated on 29th September, 2005


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