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Govt nod awaited for truck terminal at Mangalore

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Mangalore , Dec. 11

THE Mangalore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) is planning to set up a truck terminal at Kulai village here.

The MUDA Chairman, Mr Abdul Khader, told presspersons here that the proposed project would help reduce congestion at New Mangalore Port area.

A proposal has been submitted to the Government to set up the terminal on 35-acre land at Kulai at an estimated cost of Rs 14 crore.

MUDA is waiting for the approval of the Government to take up the work on the terminal, he said. Mr Khader said the authority has submitted a proposal to the State Government to develop a township on 65-acre land at Surathkal.

The proposed project would have house sites, shopping complexes, a mini stadium, and a swimming pool.

Referring to other housing projects, he said that 14 acre of land had been acquired at Padavu village to develop house sites, and this area will be named after the architect of modern Dakshina Kannada, late Ullal Srinivas Mallya. Of the 1,016 sites developed by MUDA, 880 have been sold out.

He said the revision of the comprehensive development plan of the town is in the final stages of completion.

With the recent inclusion of 96 sq km to the authority, its jurisdiction has been increased to 306 sq km.

Mr Khader said that MUDA had spent Rs 1.9 crore on concreting a four-lane road between Urva Stores and Kottara Chowki.

MUDA has widened a road near the Bajpe airport at a cost of Rs 9 lakh, and has developed a road from the airport to Sri Vishwanatheshwara Temple.

A road leading to the railway station near Hampankatta Town Hall has been developed at a cost of Rs 15 lakh, he added.

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