Dattapeeta to get facelift at Rs12.50 crore

Dattapeeta to get facelift at Rs12.50 crore

Tourism department ready with blueprint

The blueprint prepared by the Tourism Department for the development of Dattapeeta. DH PHOTOT

Addressing the reporters on Monday, MLA C T Ravi said that a section of the fund has been released and development work will be started barring the 200 mts disputed area.

Full-fledged ‘Yathri Nivas’, commercial complexes, view tower near Manikyadhara, Food Court, temporary sheds, parking zones, dormitories, community toilets and beautification of Galikere are some of the highlights of the blueprint prepared by the Tourism Department.

The tender for the work will be floated by Public Works Department. The disputed area has not been included in the blueprint. However, the necessary works at the disputed land has been going on as per the direction of the Supreme Court, Archaeological Survey of India and Muzrai Department and the contractors had promised to complete the work by November 31.

Ravi said that a sum of Rs four crore has come to the district under Western Ghat Development Fund. This fund will be utilised to lay concrete road from Kemmangundi cross to Dattapeeta road. Additional Rs five crore promised by the CM in the budget too will be used for the development of the same road.

With regard to collection of waste, Ravi said that a preliminary contract for waste collection has been given to Swacha Trust. Two rounds of talk have been done to sign a pact for two to three years. The agreement is expected to be finalized after another round of talk.

It has been decided to collect Rs 20 from each house for collection of waste and penalty will be imposed on houses, which will refuse to hand over the waste. He said that according to the City Municipal Council there are 17,425 houses but the Mescom shows that it has provided connection to 32,151 houses, of which 6,588 are commercial connection and 696 are for small industries. “There is lot of difference between records of the Council and the Mescom,” said Ravi adding that the Council is losing on revenue because the government has failed to frame proper laws with regard to revenue sites.

A record of 4,668 houses has been sanctioned to the district under Bsava Yojane. The preparation of list and selection of beneficiaries will be done by the Panchayats. “If genuine people remain out of the list then Panchayat Development Officers and GP Presidents will be held responsible,” he said informing that Belavadikere Lift Irrigation project will be started soon.

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