Udupi, Apr 25, 2015: Briefing the media, local MLA Pramodh Madhwaraj said that Rs 20.35 crore has been released to initiate 12 construction work in Udupi assembly constituency. He went to inform works would begin following tender processing. The works will be launched in the presence of Urban Development Minister Vinay Kumar Sorake and MP Oscar Fernandes. Another Rs 40 crore works would be taken up by the month end, he said almost all construction works have been approved by the State, following which the funds would be released immediately.
According to the MLA construction works that is being initiated would include bridge across Swarna river at Ammunje-Perampalli road, two laning of Kukkikatte-Alevoor Road at Udupi-Subramanya State highway, upgrading of Amabgilu-Manipal-Udyavara-Malpe road, upgrading of Padukere-Malpe stretch, developing Shiroor-Kokkarne-Santhekatte road and Bhadragiri-Baikadi Road.
Funds are released for maintenance of school structures at Govt Women PU college, Udupi, Govt PU college, Karje, PU college Malpe and Government PU college, Malpe Fisheries, High School division. The foundation stone would be laid for Kunjalu-Adjilu , Kalthurur-Santhekatte , Kokkarne-Hornadi, Kokkarne-Muduru-Nancharu Roads and Road at Nancharu-Talikatte.
The MLA demanded uninterrupted power supply for Udupi taluk, as the people are facing the brunt of the effects of coal based Udupi Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) thermal power project. He added that he has spoken to the Energy Minister D K Shivakumar and also to the energy secretary.
MLA Madhwaraj added that the Udupi KSRTC would be handed over 34 cents land near city bus stop area to construct the bus stop for the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) buses. The process would take 3-4 days. The revenue minister would sign the papers shortly, he assured.
Stating that Rs 3 crore would be released in the Nagarotthana 3rd phase, he said funds would be utilised to develop the bus stops at Manipal, Malpe and Udupi. He said the existing city bus stop would be renovated. He stated that previous administration in the CMC has negotiated with an advertising agency for the maintenance of the city bus stop without the consent from the government for a period of 25 years. The agreement would scrapped and new tender issued.