Solve road connectivity problem to MSEZ within 10 days: Moily

'The Green Field Highway Corridor will connect Mangalore-Chennai'

Solve road connectivity problem  to MSEZ within 10 days: Moily

There are complaints that the work on Mangalore Special Economic Zone (MSEZ) was delayed due to improper road connectivity.

A meeting should be held with the residents residing in the areas and the problems need to be solved within ten days, said Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas M Veerappa Moily.

Speaking to mediapersons, after conducting a review meeting at the Deputy Commissioner's office on Monday, he said that discussions needs to be held on providing jobs as well as rehabilitation packages to the people.

The issue of providing connectivity between Jokatte and Kulai, needs to be discussed with the farmers.

“Without the completion of the MSEZ project, it will not be possible to give jobs to those who have lost land. Hence, cooperation of the public is required, if they want employment," Moily stressed.

Highway work

There are plans to give connection to two port cities— Mangalore and Chennai through Bangalore under 'Green Field Highway Corridor. As Oscar Fernandes is the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, there are possibilities that the work might commence shortly, he said.

He also spoke on construction of a tunnel to widen Shiradi Ghat road. The National Highway Authority of India along with a Japanese Company are presently carrying out a survey for the tunnel, he said.

Madikeri-Mangalore, Mysore-Bangalore and Mangalore-Dharmasthala through Belthangady upto Charmadi road will be upgraded as National Highways, he said.
On delay in completion of road work from B C Road to Surathkal, the Minister said that measures will be taken to accelerate the work.

Mangalore airport

The runway of Mangalore international airport needs to be extended. There is a need for additional 285 acre of land for the expansion of the runway. The Airports Authority will be asked to submit a project report on the expansion. 

Railway lines

Two railwa lines Kolur -Karkala-Uppinangady and Padubidri-Karkala-Moodbidri-Venur were proposed in the railway budget two years ago. However, the projects were neglected due to communication gap between the Railway authorities and the forest department.

"I have discussed on the project with the Minister of Forest and Ecology Ramanath Rai, who in turn has agreed to conduct a survey, and communicate with the Railway authorities, so that the work on the project can commence,” said Moily.

Lady Goschen

Bharat Petroleum Corporation donated Rs 1 crore for the development of the blood bank in the Lady Goschen Hospital. The cheque was handed over to DC N Prakash by Bharat  Petroleum Corporation   Executive Director Keshav Shenoy.

DC N Prakash, District-in-Charge Minister Ramanath Rai, Minister for Youth Services and Fisheries Abhaychandra Jain, MLA Mohiuddin Bava were present.

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