BIDAR: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has promised that funds for the Bidar-Nanded railway project will be released. “The Government of India will soon approve the project”, he said.
Speaking at the Jan Sankalp Yatra at Aurad on Tuesday, Bommai said that the Union government will soon approve the the Bidar-Nanded Railway project and the state government will provide land and its share of the project cost.
While emphasising on the development promises, to be commenced soon in the Aurad of Bidar district, Bommai said that the filling up of 36 tanks in the taluk will be taken up at a cost of Rs 698 crore and it will benefit 40 villages. This scheme is being taken up following pressure from Union Minister Bhagwant Khuba and Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu Chavan.
“Administrative approval will be given this month and work will start from next month. In Bhalki Assembly constituency, a scheme to irrigate 24,000 acres of land with 1 tmcft of water at a cost of Rs 762 crore has been sanctioned. These two projects were pending for so many years,” he said. “We are doing what the Congress government failed to do”, he added.
“Bidar is like a crown of Karnataka, blessed with salubrious weather, industry-friendly atmosphere, fertile land and historic monuments. Funds of Rs 20 crore each has been provided for Bidar and Kalaburagi forts for their development,” Bommai said at the event.
“The government wants tourism to start from Bidar because of which it is being given a lot of importance. A sum of Rs 50 crore has been provided in the State Budget for establishing the CIPET’s Centre of Excellence. Steps were taken for the development of Basavakalyan and Rs 1,400 crore has been released for this purpose. The amount has to be spent from March till January,” he further said.
“In the 2022-23 state budget, Rs 3,000 crore has been earmarked and approved. In the 2023-24 budget, the government will provide Rs 5,000 crore. The construction of Anubhava Mantapa is going on and Rs 500 crore has been earmarked for this project.” Bommai underlined. (ANI)