Bengaluru, (agencies): An RTI query has revealed that Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala has spent Rs 2.3 crore in renovating the Raj Bhavan and around Rs 10 lakhs on chartered flights used for his official visits.
The Governor made the state government spend Rs 40 lakhs for doing the interiors in his chamber and ADC’s chambers, Rs 30 lakh for the interiors in the offices of OSD, private secretary and main lounge, as per a Times Of India report.
A sum of Rs 25 lakhs was spent on alterations at telephone exchange, computer section, dispensary and university section in Raj Bhavan.
Asphalting internal roads and providing kerbs at the front has cost the government Rs 35 lakh.
Renovation work in the kitchen, dining hall and bathroom of the governor has been done for Rs 50 lakhs.
Rs 50 lakhs was shelled for widening of pathway near main building, alterations to laundry and dispensary.
When asked about the RTI revelation, the Governor preferred to stay tight-lipped.