Resurfacing of 1008km State Highways; CM Bommai instructs to prepare the DPR

Thomas (Special correspondent) 

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has instructed the officials to prepare a Detailed Project Report(DPR) for resurfacing of 1008km of state highways which have completed their life span.

These highways were developed by KSHIP,SHDP and KRDL.

Bommai issued the instructions at a meeting to review the progress in the Public Works Department.

Road development projects should be prepared according to the needs and traffic density. The funds granted should be utilised optimally, Bommai said.

A uniform Standard Rate chart for all the engineering departments in the state is being implemented under the Public Works Department.

Accordingly, the Chief Minister wanted the officials to prepare a uniform rate chart for all the building materials being used in government buildings.

The State Highways,Distinct arterial roads should be integrated with the National Highways.A master plan should be prepared in accordance with this,Bommai instructed the PWD officials.

The Chief Minister also instructed the officials to take up work on first phase of Karnataka Boarding Complex on the land owned by Karnataka government in Srisailam in Andhra Pradesh at a cost of Rs45cr.

PWD minister CC Patil and senior officials of the department were present.