HUBLI: Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Jagadish Shettar performed bhoomi puja for a project to widen the State highway between Bengeri and Sulla on Saturday.
Under the project taken up at a cost of Rs. 2 crore, a stretch of 3.5 km will be widened.
Addressing a gathering later, Mr. Shettar said that the local elected representatives were committed to bringing about a comprehensive change in Hubli and Dharwad. He said widening of the road had become essential as traffic on the stretch had increased. Work on beautification of the Nrupatunga Hill had been completed and shortly it would be dedicated to the public.
Mr. Shettar said tenders had been floated for the development of the Unakal Tank at a cost of Rs. 5 crore and work on the Indira Glass House would be initiated soon.
Pralhad Joshi, MP, said though new residential layouts were coming up in the twin cities, there were no proper roads and other amenities. Steps were being taken develop interior roads, he added. Superintending engineer of the Public Works Department Sugur said that the road widening work would be completed in four months.
NWKRTC Chairman Mallikarjun Savukar and councillor Huvappa Dayagodi were present.