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Exuding confidence of the BJP government in the state completing its tenure under his leadership, chief minister Jagadish Shettar has set out on a projects inauguration and launching spree.
Shettar, while speaking to Business Standard, refused to accept his government was on the brink of collapse and said there was no danger to his government. He said he was focusing on completing the ongoing projects and starting work on new projects promised by his government in the last Budget.
Inaugurating the truck terminal at Belur Industrial Growth Centre in Dharwad, he said the largest truck terminal in the state would be constructed at Anchatageri near Hubli for which 60 acres has been earmarked. Work would commence in December after the completion of the tendering process.
“Ours is the only government which started the work during our regime and dedicated them to the public before completion of the term,” the chief minister asserted.
At Madanabhavi village in Dharwad taluk, CM Shettar inaugurated the new government high school building, Rajiv Gandhi Seva Kendra building and laid the foundation stone for works under the fifth phase of Suvarna Gram Yojana at Madanabhavi, Belur, Vanahalli, Kavalheri, Harobelawadi and Karadigudda.
Speaking on the occasion, he said his government was concerned about welfare of the rural masses and farmers. He said, the government, unmindful of burden to the extent of Rs 3,600 crore had decided to waive farmers’ loans upto Rs 25,000 just to bail them out of the crisis caused by the drought conditions.
The government is equally keen on development of villages, he said and added that the improvement of connectivity and providing safe drinking water were his priorities. He said the government, under the
Chief Minister Gram Sadak Yojana, had committed to developing 50 kms of road in each assembly constituency.
Meanwhile, the much-awaited truck terminal in Dharwad is now a reality. The D Devaraj Urs Truck Terminals Ltd, a Karnataka government undertaking in association with the department of transport has built a truck terminal on 7.5 acres in the Belur Industrial area, 11 kms off Dharwad on the Pune-Bangalore National Highway.
With the inauguration of the hi-tech terminal, the long-pending demand of the transport agencies has been fulfilled. It has been built at a cost of Rs 7.82 crore, and is the first truck terminal in north Karnataka.