The survey and marking of the road widening work of Khanapur road from Maratha Mandir to Thrid Gate has begun. Survey and marking from Maratha Mandir to Basveshawar Circle is over.
As many as 156 trees have been marked with numbers which will face the first brunt. There are some very big and huge trees on this entire route, all of which will be destroyed in the road widening.
The road widening will be done only upto 3rd gate and one is till not clear whether the railway gate would also be widened as it falls under the railways. So incase the gate is not widened there is little utility of widening the road.
The old dharwad road which which officially is of 120 feet has now been marked as a 66 feet road and hence people from Khanapur road also are demanding the same.
Photos by Prasad Parmaj