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Yeddyurappa performs ‘Bhoomi Puja' for 4-lane Hubli-Dharwad road

Our Bureau Hubli | Updated on March 06, 2011 Published on March 06, 2011

Mr B.S. Yeddyurappa   -  PTI





The Karnataka Chief Minister, Mr B.S. Yeddyurappa, performed “Bhoomi Puja” (ground breaking) for the Rs 177.73-crore four-laning of Hubli-Dharwad road.

For the project, the Centre's contribution is Rs 100 crore and the State Government's share is Rs 77.73 crore. The total length of the four-lane road is 19 kilometres. It starts from Hosur Circle at Hubli and stretches up to Jubilee Circle at Dharwad.

The district administration has recommended 13.75 km of concrete road be laid between Unakal cross in Hubli to Vidyagiri in Dharwad. The road project has underpasses to decongest traffic between the two cities at Unkal, Navanagar, Bhairidevarakoppa and a road over-bridge at Navalur.

According to Dharwad district-in-charge and Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister, Mr Jagadish Shettar, the four-laning project will also undertake traffic junction improvement works at the Jubilee Circle, Court Circle, NTTF Junction in Dharwad and Hosur Circle in Hubli.

“The Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board (KUWSDB) has been paid Rs 2.84 crore for shifting the existing water supply lines on the route,” he added.

Hubli-Dharwad development

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said Dharwad district has not been neglected. The Government is planning to offer second grant of Rs 100 crore for twin-city development. It has already offered Rs 25 crore for upgrading KIMS and Rs 5 crore for Dharwad Mental Hospital. The Government is also giving guarantee for NWKSRTC for buying 500 buses and is releasing Rs 250 crore for acquiring land for Hubli airport expansion.

Mr Yeddyurappa also said that all the Government circulars and orders on the announcements in the Budget would be reaching the district-level offices within the month-end or by the first week of April.

“All these days it took at least three to four months for the officials to issue the government circulars and orders on the announcements that were made in the Budget, thus hindering the implementation process,” he added.

“Considering that, we have directed the officials at Bangalore to immediately take steps to issue the circulars and orders to the district offices. Once that is done, it will be easier for the early implementation of the schemes and orders,” he added.

The Chief Minister said that he would be at Belgaum on all the three days of the Vishwa Kannada Sammelana (World Kannada meet) and participate in the deliberations.

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Published on March 06, 2011
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