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Tourism development in Dakshina Kannada accorded priority

Our Bureau Mangalore | Updated on January 27, 2013 Published on January 27, 2013

The State Government has given importance to develop tourism in Dakshina Kannada district, according to a Minister.

Speaking at the Republic Day celebrations in Mangalore on Saturday, C.T. Ravi, Karnataka Higher Education Minister and Dakshina Kannada district in-charge, said the Government had given approval for construction of a hanging bridge at Sultan Battery in Mangalore taluk. This will be built at a cost of Rs 12 crore.

The three-dimensional planetarium, which is being built at a cost of Rs 24.5 crore at Pilikula Nisarga Dhama, will be dedicated to the nation soon, he said.

Work on the first phase of development of Kukke Subrahmanya in Sullia taluk of Dakshina Kannada district has been completed. The cost of this development work is estimated at Rs 60 crore. Kukke Subrahmanya Temple is one of the main attractions in the map of religious tourism.

The Government Lady Goshen Hospital in Mangalore is being renovated at a cost of Rs 21 crore. The public sector Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd is providing the financial assistance for the renovation of the hospital, he said.

On the infrastructure development in the district, Ravi said that the State Government had sanctioned Rs 100 crore as Chief Minister’s Special Grant for developing infrastructure in Mangalore. Of the 265 works, 217 works have already been completed and the Government has released Rs 96 crore for these works.

Other towns in the district are also getting the Chief Minister’s assistance for development. Of the 104 works taken up in various parts of the district, 93 have already been completed and Rs 23.82 crore has been spent on these works, he said.

The Government has released Rs 7.26 crore for the infrastructure development for scheduled caste in the district. All the 35 works taken up with this fund are in the process of completion, he said.

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Published on January 27, 2013
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