The concrete roadworks at the Devimane Ghat on Kumta-Tadas State Highway 69 was inaugurated by the Uttara Kannada District In-charge Minister Kageri Vishweshwara Hegde on Sunday. The road development is being sponsored by the Western Ghat Development Scheme.

Mr. Hegde told presspersons that about 3.75 km of the ghat road would be developed by spending Rs. 11 crore. The Kumta-Tadas road connects north Karnataka with the coastal areas of the State. The road was in a bad condition and the potholes on the roads would be filled soon, he said. The road had been damaged during rainy season. This had hampered the movement of vehicles.

To overcome this, the State Government had released Rs. 25 crore to Uttara Kannada and of that money Rs. 10 crore was being utilised at Devimane Ghat, he said.

He asked officials to complete the work within the prescribed time and in a transparent manner.

Dinakar Shetty, Kumta MLA, who presided over the meeting, said it was a good development that the roads in the Western Ghat were developed under the Western Ghat Development Scheme.

Vinod Prabhu, chairman of the Karnataka State Cashew Development Corporation, and Ishwar Naik, president of the Kumta Taluk Panchayat, were present.

  • Rs. 11 crore to be spent on a 3.75-km stretch on the ghat road
  • Roadworks being taken up under the Western Ghats Development Scheme