C'magalur-Kadur railwayline work nearing completion

C'magalur-Kadur railwayline work nearing completion

Kemmannugundi will be developed as model hill station: Minister

The State government is responding positively to the development of the district, by approving several development work for Chikmagalur.

The basic facilities in all the towns of the district will be strengthened and the citizens will be provided with good civic facilities, said District-in-Charge Minister D N Jeevaraj.

Delivering presidential address after hoisting flag at the 66th Independence Day celebrations organised by the district administration at Netaji Subhashchandra Bose ground on Wednesday, he said the work of Chikmagalur-Kadur railwayline work has been almost completed. The train will chug in the route from next year itself. The drainage work in the city too is in progress, said the Minister.

“About 75 per cent of the work on laying of pipeline for supplying drinking water to Kadur and Birur towns from Bhadra river has been completed. Kemmannugundi will be developed as the model hill station of India.

This tourism spot will be open for tourists from September onwards. Work worth Rs 49.5 crore has been taken up to develop Kemmannugundi, Kallathagiri and Manikyadhara tourist spots. Rs nine crore has been released for the development of Sringeri and Balehonnur as tourist spots,” stated Jeevaraj.

Speaking about other development programmes in the district, he said 432 km road has been widened at a cost of Rs 120.16 crore under Gram Sadak Yojana.

Out of  1,32,377 families which have been registered under MGNREGS, 50,981 families have been provided with the job cards. Rs 5.6 crore has been utilised in the district, he said.

Further, he said that 3,716 houses have been built at a cost of Rs 1,444 lakh under Ashraya housing scheme.

 As many as 4,597 houses have been built under Basava housing scheme.
The Minister said that emphasis has been given to start milk union in the district. About 1,78,01,158 litres of milk is being collected in the district.

As many as 8,588 milk producers have been provided with a total financial assistance of Rs 356 lakh.

“The problems pertaining to the Forest, Revenue Departments will be solved in an amicable way. The hardships faced by the yellow leaf affected areca farmers too will be solved at the earliest,” he said.

“As for as the Bhadra Tiger project and Kuduremukh project is concerned, the government has already initiated steps to withdraw the project. Kadur taluk has been declared as drought prone area,” he added during the occasion.


MLA M P Kumaraswamy said that the State government has given priority to drinking water and roads in Mudigere taluk.

Speaking after unfurling the tri colour national flag, at Hoysala stadium, he said “with the ban on quarry, the supply of boulders has been affected the district. The shortage of gravel for taking up construction activities will be solved at the earliest.”

Two villages are reeling under drought-like situation in Mudigere taluk.


Tahsildar Srinivasa called upon the youth to remember the sacrifices of our leaders. Speaking at Independence Day celebrations, he said “even after 66 years of independence, people are still starving in the country. There is a need to eradicate poverty.”


MLA Dr Y C Vishwanath said “we need to introspect on how to preserve the freedom which we have gained after a long truggle.” Speaking at the Independence Day celebration at KLK Maidan, he said “from a mere backward country, we have marched forward and become a developing country.”


Tahsildar B R Roopa hoisted the flag at Kadur taluk.