HUBBALLI: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi has said that the technical bid for the work on the Chennamma Circle flyover has been completed and the financial bid will be opened in a couple of days.
He was addressing a press conference recently in the city. He said that Ashok Kheni and Shivakumar Kheni are not supportive of the construction of a bypass between Hubballi and Dharwad. “We have assured that a six-lane stretch will be constructed by 2024. If they refuse to budge, we will have to ask Rajneesh Goyal to speak to them on finding a new route,” said Joshi.
Further, he said that he and District In-charge Minister Jagadeesh Shettar had held a video conference with the Khenis, who had assured of cooperating with the authorities.
“When the National Highway Authority officials spoke to them, however, the duo is said to have refused to cooperate. We will speak to Goyal about this matter in a couple of days and get further details,” said the minister.