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SITE INSPECTION: Deputy Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa inspecting the site at the Nehru Stadium for locating the indoor stadium in Shimoga on Monday.
SITE INSPECTION: Deputy Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa inspecting the site at the Nehru Stadium for locating the indoor stadium in Shimoga on Monday.

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It will come up at Nehru Stadium at a cost of Rs. 1.55 crore, says Yediyurappa

  • Rs. 50 lakh released to take up preliminary work on indoor stadium
  • Sports stadium proposed at Shikharipur, Thirthahalli and Soraba

    SHIMOGA: Deputy Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said here on Monday that one of the two proposed indoor stadiums in the State would come up at the Nehru Stadium in Shimoga at a cost of Rs. 1.55 crore.

    Mr. Yediyurappa told presspersons that Rs. 50 lakh had been released to take up the preliminary work. Sports stadiums would be built at Shikaripur at a cost of Rs. 52 lakh, at Tirthahalli at a cost of Rs. 39 lakh and at Soraba at a cost of Rs. 19 lakh.

    He said one more launch would be pressed into service at a cost of Rs. 50 lakhs for Tumari in Sagar taluk to ferry the people across the backwaters of the Sharavathy.

    Tenders would be invited soon to begin the work on the Suvarna Karnataka Bhavan to be built at a cost of Rs. 3 crore at the helipad in Shimoga.

    The Deputy Chief Minister said the Deputy Commissioner had been asked to expedite payment of compensation to the families that would be evicted from the land at Sogane for the construction of airport. The Infrastructure Department was engaged in the acquisition of private land at the instruction of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) he said. About 650 acres of land would be made available to the AAI.

    Mr. Yediyurappa said the Urban Development Department would develop the private bus stand in Shimoga at a cost of Rs. 19.25 crore. A team of leading industrialists would visit Shimoga either in the last week of this month or the first week of next month under the leadership of the Federation of the Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI) to study the infrastructure here. He asserted that there was no violation of the protocol in inviting Governor T.N. Chaturvedi to address the joint session of Legislature in Belgaum.

    Invitation

    He, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy and Home Minister M.P. Prakash would call on the Governor once again to extend the invitation to him.

    When his attention was drawn to the decision taken by the members of the Maharashtra Ekikarana Samithi (MES) to hold a parallel meeting in Belgaum at that time, he said: "They are free to do what they want. It will never come in way of the legislature session."

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