Mangaluru, Oct 17, 2019: Beautification of B C Road town is set to commence on October 21. The foundation stone for the work will be laid below the flyover by District In-charge Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary. MP Nalin Kumar Kateel and Revenue Minister R Ashok will take part.
On winning the Assembly elections, MLA Rajesh Naik had expressed a desire to beautify B C Road. When he failed to get grant from the previous government, he had promised to take up the work with the help of CSR funds.
The national highway that passes through B C Road lacked footpaths and parking facilities. It has been decided to lay tiles below the flyover and also construct toilets and a garden.
A drinking water unit will be installed below the flyover. Under the plan, the service road will be developed. Unauthorised structures will be removed and street lights will be installed, said the MLA.
“CCTV cameras will be installed and bus bays will be developed at five places and parking for two-wheelers and autorickshaws will be developed,” said Naik.
“Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa had announced a special grant of Rs 5 crore for the purpose. Further, Rs 10 crore from the CSR funds will be utilised for the beautification of B C Road,” he said.