State Government release Rs 200 cr for road works in backward taluks

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Bangalore, Jun 13 (UNI) The Karnataka govenrment has released Rs 200 crore for the road development works in 114 backward taluks in the state, Public Works Minister C M Udasi said here today.

Addressing newspersons here today the minister said that the special grant would be spend only for road works in the backward taluks as road conditions were bad in these areas.

He said that during President's rule Rs 125 crore had been released to take up road works in rural areas and the present release would be in addition to the earlier grants.

The Minister has said that the state government had a proposal to build toll roads between Bellary-Mangalore and Bellary-Karwar where large number of heavy-duty trucks carrying iron ore and manganise ore leading to damage of roads.

The minister also informed that state government had released Rs 75 crore towards the completion of High Court Bench buildings at Dharwad and Gulbarga.

The Karnataka High Court Chief Justice Syriac Joseph had decided to inaugurate the benches which would have the first sittings between June 4 and 7 silmultaneously.

The two buildings were being constructed at a cost of Rs 115 and Rs 101 crore respectively. The original estimate of these two buildings are Rs 66 and Rs 62 crores, he said.

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