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Development projects in Shimoga to be inaugurated in three phases

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Taking stock: Minister for Energy K.S. Eshwarappa reviewing the progress of development projects in Shimoga on Monday.
Taking stock: Minister for Energy K.S. Eshwarappa reviewing the progress of development projects in Shimoga on Monday.

Special Correspondent

They will be launched by Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa

SHIMOGA: Development projects in Shimoga city that were scheduled to be inaugurated on January 8 will now be launched in three phases with a one-month gap between each.

A decision to this effect was taken at a review meeting convened at the Deputy Commissioner’s Office here on Monday under the chairmanship of Minister for Energy K.S. Eshwarappa, local MLA.

All the development projects will be inaugurated by Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa.

It was stated that the schedule for inauguration of the projects had to be redrawn in view of the opinion expressed by the authorities concerned that at least two months were needed for completing some of the ongoing works.

Mr. Eshwarappa suggested that the inauguration could be done in three phases, and added that the projects that had been completed could be inaugurated on January 8.

The other projects would be inaugurated on February 8 and March 8, he said, and told the authorities concerned to stick to the deadline for completing the projects.

He said that mini Vidhana Soudha, KSRTC Bus Depot, new bridge across the Tunga, VVIP Guesthouse on the premises of the Circuit House, welcome arches at the Shimoga Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS), and the first phase of the Fire Service Station would be inaugurated on January 8.

The indoor stadium and the Suvarna Samskriti Bhavan would be inaugurated on February 8 while the private bus stand, Veterinary Sciences Degree College, second and the third phases of works at the SIMS, Ayurvedic Hospital, Ring Road and the Commercial Tax building would be inaugurated on March 8, the Minister said.

Deputy Commissioner Pankaj Kumar Pandey, president of the Shimoga City Municipal Council N.J. Rajashekhar, Chairman of the Shimoga Urban Development Authority S. Jnaneshwara, Assistant Commissioner Vaishali and municipal Commissioner Jayanna were present.

Later, Mr. Eshwarappa visited the mini Vidhana Soudha and the new bridge across the Tunga.

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