Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Monday inaugurated a slew of development projects worth over Rs. 50 crore in the district.

The project that came in for high praise by the Chief Minister was the construction of 21 houses at the Sri Ramanagar Dalit Colony at Urwastores here.

The city corporation has contributed Rs. 1.5 lakh out of the 18 per cent reserve fund for each of the houses and the rest of the cost has been borne by the beneficiaries. Lauding N. Yogish Bhat, MLA, for his initiative in implementing this project, he said, “I will replicate this model all over the State.”

Synthetic track

Mr. Yeddyurappa laid the foundation stone for a synthetic athletic track at the Mangala stadium, estimated to cost Rs. 8 crore. Of this, Rs. 2 crore has been released. Mr, Yeddyurappa also laid the foundation stone for a Rs. 8-crore ropeway connecting Sulthan Bathery and Tannirbhavi across the Gurupur river.

Power substation

He inaugurated a 33/11-kV power substation at Kadri-Mallikatta built at a cost of Rs. 21 crore by Mescom. He launched work on the construction of an office for the Mangalore City Police Commissionerate, estimated to cost Rs. 3 crore. He laid the foundation stone for developmental works at the Government First Grade Colleges on Car Street and in Balmatta here.

One of the two buildings to be constructed on the Balmatta college premises is estimated to cost Rs. 1.5 crore and the other Rs. 2.25 crore. The building proposed on the premises of the college on Car Street is estimated to cost Rs. 4.5 crore. It will be completed in three phases. Speaking at a programme at the Town Hall during his visit, the Chief Minister promised to allocate another Rs. 100 crore for the development of Mangalore and hailed it as the next business and education destination after the State capital.

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