Chief Minister DV Sadananadgowda said that 24% of the revenue in the State comes from Belgaum district and that he would ensure that infrastructure is developed further so that more development becomes possible. He was speaking at the ‘Agenda Development Karnataka – Focus North Karnataka’ organised jointly by the Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Belgaum Chamber of Commerce and Industries
10 MOUs worth 102.96 crores were signed on the occasion.
CM said the state government had approached the Centre seeking funds for developing and upgrading Belgaum airport and railway station. The national highway authority of India has started the tender process for converting the Belgaum-Khanapur road into national highway.
The fact is that NAAI (National Airport Authority of India ) sanctioned 20 crore for Belgaum airport and 3 crores for Railway station.
Karnataka govt has sanctioned 124 crore for Hubli Airport whose liable Belgaum contributing 24% revenue to state exchequer.
Also the CM said that process for converting the Belgaum-Khanapur road into national highway was under process, may be he does not know it is part of the NH 4A so it is a National highway and work on the four laning of the same has begun on papers but not in actual on the ground.
The CM also made a mention that the infrastructure development of Railway station and airport was a Center’s issue and hence the elected the MP’s should raise this voice in Delhi about the same.
Two Bharatiya Janata Party MPs and MLAs, and district in-charge Minister Umesh V. Katti boycotted the convocation of Visvesvaraya Technological University as their names were not there in the invitation card.