'22 roads to be widened in City'

Speaking at the ninth annual meet of Central Market Merchants Association here on Sunday, he said the widening work of Mannagudde-Bunder road, Bunder-State Bank and Car Street road will be undertaken immediately.

The main roads in the city are being concertised at a cost of Rs 125 crore. In the second phase, footpath and drainages will be developed.

MCC special meet has decided to develop Bejai and Urwa market. About 48 cents land will be used to provide parking facility in Hampankatta, he added.

Shanghai model

Bhat said it has been decided to develop Mangalore city on the model of Shanghai in China in the next four years. A marine aquarium will be constructed at a cost of Rs 250 crore and an all season fishing jetty will be developed to give priority to export.

Ring road

It has been decided to lay 31 km ring road near Ullal bridge-Kulur bridge-Gurupra. In this regard, KSUIDFC and Coastal Development Authority will conduct a joint survey. It has been decided to construct a super speciality hospital complex at a cost of Rs 200 crore on Railway station road. The complex will have cancer treatment unit wherein treatment will be provided at 50 per cent concession for the poor patients. The government has decided to undertake the work on hospital, ring road on PPP model.

The MLA said that he has already held talks with the police to initiate measures to stop the hawkers in Central market area. Permanent solutions will be chalked out after Ganesh Chathurthi and Ramzan festival. Fish market and flower market will also be developed.

Deputy Mayor Rajani Dugganna, Central Market Merchants Association General Secretary Hamid Kandak, President K Shashidharan and others were present.

DH News Service

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