He will unveil the statues of Swami Vivekananda, Da. Ra. Bendre

Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar will visit Dharwad on Sunday and participate in the inauguration and foundation stone-laying functions of several development projects.

Speaking to presspersons here on Saturday, Mayor Pandurang Patil said that Mr. Shettar would unveil the bronze statue of Swami Vivekananda at Vivekananda Circle and of Da. Ra. Bendre at Sadhankeri at 5 p.m. Later, he would lay the foundation stone for construction of the hi-tech supermarket in the market area.

To a question, Dr. Patil said Mr. Shettar had promised to grant funds for completion of the 24x7 drinking water scheme. In the next year-and-a-half, all wards would get round-the-clock drinking water. The total estimated cost of the project was Rs. 400 crore, and so far Rs. 131 crore had been sanctioned. The remaining funds would be released shortly, he added.

He said that even the cities covered under JNURUM did not have round-the-clock water supply. The HDMC would be the first in the State to implement it, he added.

He said there was abundant water in the Malaprabha and Neer Sagar, and there won’t be shortage of drinking water in the twin cities this summer.

Referring to the State budget, Dr. Patil thanked Mr. Shettar for providing funds to the twin cities. He said Rs 7.5 crore had been allocated to renovate the Hubli and Dharwad swimming pools and Rs. 5 crore for modernisation of Kala Bhavan and Sawai Gandharva Hall and a garden near Neer Sagar. Karnataka Balvikas Academy chairman Mahesh Tenginkai, HDMC floor leader Prakash Godbole, corporator Sanjay Kapatkar, BJP Slum Morcha president Iresh Anchatgeri, Mohan Ramdurg and others were present.

  • He will lay the foundation stone for construction of a hi-tech supermarket in the market area

  • ‘Shettar has promised to grant funds for completion of 24x7 drinking water scheme’