K'taka plans separate concretised road for fisheries
Mangalore, June 12 (UNI) The Karnataka Government proposed to construct a separate concretised road from Talapady, the southern end of Dakshina Kannada district to Karwar in Uttara Kannada, for mainly handling fisheries activities, Fisheries Minister B Nagaraja Shetty informed today.
Chairing the meeting of top officials from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), PWD, Engineering Division of Zilla Panchayat and Mangalore Muncipal Corporation to discuss immediate remedies for the dilapidated road conditions, he said though the NHAI had taken up the four-lane project between BC road and Suratkal, it would only help in handling the movement of huge tankers carrying manganese ore to the New Mangalore port, besides passenger traffic. Hence, the ministry was planning to have a special conncretised road along the coast, mainly for fisheries activities, he explained.
Mr Shetty, also Dakshina Kannada district in charge minister, said the Ministry was also planning to approach HUDCO or Asian Development Bank for raising the required funds for the project.
It had also decided to make use of the national highway bridges, instead of constructing new ones, as it would require additional funds under the project, he added.
He said the Konkan Railway Corporation (KRC) had been entrusted with the task of studying the feasibilty of the proposed sky bus project in the city. If the project was found feasible, the work would also be given to the KRC.
Mr Shetty said an all-party delegation would soon visit Delhi to urge the Centre to clear all pending projects in the state.
The Minister directed officials concerned to ensure that all roads in a bad condition were repaired and turned into motorable roads by the next 72 hours and fill all potholes.
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