Ten new fish markets will be set up for fish sellers at an estimated cost of Rs. 15 crore by the National Fisheries Development Board and the Coastal Development Authority, said authority chairman B. Nagaraja Shetty here on Wednesday.

The fish markets will be set up at Kinnigoli, Bantwal in Dakshina Kannada district, Padubidri, Katpady, Yedthare and Byndoor in Udupi district, and Uppunda, Shirali, Ankola and Karwar in Uttara Kannada district. The fish markets will have hygienic stalls, waste disposal facility, and a restroom.

In order to decongest the traffic within the city, plans are on to build a road of 100 ft breadth with four lanes around the city at five places. These are Ullal bridge to Kuloor (12 km), Kuloor to Maravanthe (5.8 km), Ullal to Kannur (6.5 km), Maravoor to Gurupur bridge (6.3 km), and Gurupur to Kannur (7.5 km). The estimated cost is Rs. 700 crore.

He said the State Highway 67 from Manipal to Bajpe would be converted into a four-lane road at an estimated cost of Rs. 250 crore. The authority had called for two tenders to build a road from Mangalore to Sankalakari (34 km) at a cost of Rs. 13 lakh.

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