CM Bommai instructs completion of all works under the Smart City project within an year

Yogesh K Porwar & Siddarth Sethia

C hief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has instructed the officials to complete all the works related to Hubballi-Dharwad Smart City project within an year.

The Chief Minister was speaking after inaugurating a slew of civic infrastructure works under the Hubballi-Dharwad Smart City project in Hubballi.

Launched in 2014-15 the Smart City works were to be completed in 2020,Bommai said and instructed the officials to complete all the ongoing works before March 31 of the current financial year.

Already 555 works under the project have been completed.

The Chief Minister conveyed a strong message to the officials to maintain quality of the works.

There should be no compromise on quality of the works under the Smart City project. Action should be taken against the contractors who fail to maintain high quality in the works,” Bommai ordered.

No disparity in development of Hubballi-Dharwad

The Chief Minister who has deep understanding of the problems being faced by the people in Hubballi,said,the problem of main drain in the city would be resolved.

There should not be any disparity in development of the district.Foundation stone for a branch of Jayadeva Cardiac Hospital to be built at a cost of Rs.300 cr will be laid in August.

Orders have been issued for establishing an FMCG cluster in Dharwad which would create about 1 lakh jobs.

Special Investment Zones are being set up in Tumakuru and Dharwad.The Hubballi-Ankola railway project would be taken up soon as the environment clearance is expected for the project.

We are intending to launch implementation of Tumakuru-Davanagere and Dharwad-Belagavi railway projects this year.

Development of Northern Karnataka region would get a big boost through comprehensive development of Hubballi-Dharwad,Bommai said.