₹20-crore project to beautify B.C. Road to be launched today

The project includes installing CCTV cameras, building footpaths, widening Kaikunje Road, fixing street lights, creating a parking area, and more

Published - October 21, 2019 12:45 am IST - MANGALURU

The B.C. Road beautification project costing about ₹20 crore will be launched on Monday, according to U. Rajesh Naik, MLA, Bantwal.

Speaking to mediapersons on B.C. Road on Saturday he said that the project comprises installing closed circuit television cameras at an estimated cost of ₹2 crore, building footpaths on the service road, widening Kaikunje road, fixing street lights, creating a parking area and developing a circle in front of the bus stand.

The MLA said that of the estimated cost, ₹10 crore would be borne by different companies from their corporate social responsibility fund, ₹5 crore would be borne from his MLA’s Area Development Fund and ₹5 crore would be granted from the State government. The Chief Minister has already announced the share of the State government, he added.

Mr. Naik said that the New Mangalore Port Trust will build a public toilet in the town.

In addition, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd., Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd., Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd., Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., Oil and Natural Gas Corporation will contribute funds from their CSR fund.

He said that no land will be acquired for completing the project. But if there were encroachments on the government land identified for the project they would be removed.

Minister for Revenue and Municipal Administration R. Ashok, district in-charge Minister Kota Srinivasa Poojary and Member of Parliament Nalin Kumar Kateel will lay the foundation for the project in the town, he said.

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