The seal has been taken off the doors of Srinivasa Sastri Hall in Luz and bookings for concerts and events are now being taken.
This popular performing space was sealed by officers of HR & CE Department which owns this property after a dispute arose on increased rentals and disputed rental arrears between the government and the management of this hall and library on the ground floor.
The issue was taken to court. The seal on the library was removed soon thereafter but that on the first floor hall remained.
The court has recently given some relief to the management here but suggested that the rental be increased though the department is asking for a higher rent, in line with commercial trends in this area.
Here are details of the rentals for booking the Sastri Hall – Kutcheri / concerts >> 3 hours + 3 mikes >> Rs.6100/-
For general meeting and CA / Tuition classes >> 3Hours + 2 mikes >>> Rs.6000/-
Contact the manager at the library – limited hours in the fore noon and afternoon.