Also, 450 trees to be cut for road-widening

Deputy Commissioner S.S. Pattanashetty has said that the survey and marking of buildings on the Pune-Bangalore highway from Bada Cross to Bathi tank has been completed.

Addressing a press conference here on Friday, Mr. Pattanashetty said that 204 buildings had to be demolished either fully or partially.

In addition, about 450 trees would have to be cut for the proposed widening of the highway by 15 metres on either side from the centre. Owners of buildings had been asked to get their buildings demolished on their own, he said.

Mr. Pattanashetty said that the project, including demolition of buildings and widening of the road, would cost Rs. 35 crore.

The district administration would soon send a report to the government seeking grants for the purpose. According to the comprehensive development plan prepared by the Davangere Urban Development Authority, the road had to be widened by 23 m from the centre.

After analysing the merits and demerits, the administration decided to widen the road by 15 m, he said.

  • Demolitions to enable widening of Pune-Bangalore highway

  • Building owners can contact city corporation for details

  • Also, 450 trees to be cut for