Devt works on fast track in Chikmagalur

A view of I G Road in Chikmagalur. dh photo

A sum of Rs 15 crore has been released for the development and beautification of the city from Chief Minister’s fund. The district administration has sought Rs 4 crore from the fund, towards the widening of I G Road. Sources in DC office said that the work will commence in the month of December.

Shifting jail

The process of shifting the jail which is situated near the bus stand to Ramanahalli is also moving in a faster pace. DIG (Prisons) P S Raju and PWD senior engineers have already inspected the land and have held talks with the district administration. The construction of jail building was moving in a snail’s pace so far. The work on the construction of jail building commenced in 1982 at an estimated cost of Rs 62 lakh. However, owing to the negligence of the government, the funds were never released. So far, four male prisoners’ barricade have been constructed. The work on women’s cell is pending. As the present jail is in deplorable condition, the officials have come to a conclusion that the jail must be shifted by December.

Speed breaker

As the accidents are on rise on national highways, district administration has submitted a proposal to the National Highways Authority to set up speed breakers.

The district administration has appealed to the High Court to vacate the stay order on the repair of Datta peeta.

The district has incurred a loss of Rs 12 crore due to flood in the district. As sum of Rs 11 crore has been released so far, said DC R Narayanaswamy.

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