BMIC: Work from Mysore end to start next week

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Mysore, June 26: Work on the controversial Bangalore Mysore Infrastructure Corridor project from the Mysore end will start next week and the entire road would be thrown open for traffic by the end of 2007, Project Promoter Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise (NICE) Managing Director Ashok Kheny informed today.

Addressing newspersons here, he attributed the delay in starting the Mysore end of the project to the Mysore Urban Development Authority holding up permission and acquiring the required land. It had now agreed to provide 15 acres of land, he added.

Assuring that NICE would rehabilitate the villagers whose land had been acquired for the project, he said a world class infrastructure would be created without harming the ecology and environment. It would also provide free education up to high school level to children hailing from the villages coming under the project.

Referring to the bouncing of a cheque issued by the Karnataka Government to NICE towards damages, Mr Kheny said he had left the matter to his lawyers and did not want to elaborate on it.

Denying charges that he was trying to bribe Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, he pointed out that the latter had given a detailed reply on the floor of the Assembly in this regard.

He said he had plans to construct a bridge across river Cauvery like the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco.


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