He says the project is estimated to cost Rs. 5 crore

H.S. Shivashankar, Harihar MLA, has said that a full-fledged vegetable and flower market will be established soon at Harihar on the Harihar-Shimoga Road at a cost of Rs. 5 crore.

Speaking to presspersons here on Saturday, Mr. Shivashankar said that an action plan for the proposed market had been prepared and its construction work would commence soon.

A proposal to build three-floor residential complexes near the Saint Mary’s Convent under the Rajiv Gandhi Housing Scheme had been submitted and it might soon be approved by the authorities concerned. Residential complexes would be constructed on 22 acres of land, which would benefit more than 5,000 poor families, he said.

A sum of Rs.15 crore had been distributed among farmers as compensation for land acquired for the construction of a parallel road to the railway line between Davangere and Harihar. The road would soon be constructed at a cost of Rs. 6 crore. At present, there were two railway gates between Davangere and Harihar and people were put to hardship owing to frequent closure of gates every day for passage of various trains. Therefore, it had been decided to construct a parallel road, he said.

Water project

Keeping in mind the growth of Harihar in the next 20 years, the third stage of drinking water supply scheme for Harihar had been drawn up and Rs. 50 lakh had been reserved for it. A jack well would be established near Kavalettu in Harihar taluk, he said. To a question, Mr. Shivashankar said that proposals to open Morarji Desai and Kittur Rani Chennamma residential schools at Harihar had been submitted and the government might soon sanction them. Similarly, proposals to set up two hostels each for Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Harihar had been submitted, he said and added that he would soon meet Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and impress upon him to sanction them.