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Hubballi: District In-charge Minister Jagadish Shettar has instructed the deputy commissioner and city corporation to ensure the completion of road works in Hubballi – Dharwad before the onset of monsoon.
All roads, which are being laid in the twin cities using PWD funds, CRF and special grants, should be completed at the earliest said the minister on Monday.
Shettar instructed the officials after inspecting the road being laid in Rajiv Nagar in Hubballi by the PWD with Rs 5-crore funds.
In the 10 months of its administration, the present government had hoped to changed the looks of the city with development of the main and cross roads. The onset of the Corona issue led to a stalling of the work, said Shettar.
Now that the lockdown has been relaxed, the work on the roads is being taken up again. The minor roads in the prominent areas of the city are being connected to the main roads using the Rs 35-crore grant of the PWD. The bridges that were damaged in the floods last year too are being repaired with the Rs 8-crore special grant. Work on three of such bridges has been completed.
The construction, tarring and concreting of all the roads in Ward 35 with Rs 15 crore were taken up. The widening of the connecting main roads to the city and the work on the ring road are in the final phase, said the minister.
Tender for flyover
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has granted Rs 350 crore for a construction of a flyover at the Rani Chennamma Circle in Hubballi. Tenders have been called for the work, the expenditure of which is expected to be Rs 850 crore to Rs 900 crore.
A project has been drawn for the conversion of the double-lane highway between Hubballi and Dharwad into a six-lane highway, said Shettar.
PWD engineer C V Patil, Corporation former member Mahesh Burali and contractor M B Kallur were present on the occasion.