MLA Abhay Patil had drawn up a plan to widen the Old Dharwad road to 100 feet from Fort to highway cross. The work will start after the rains.
The local residents and businessmen staged agitations and now the plan will be to make it a 60 feet road and all the people who will lose their property due to the widening will be reimbursed.
The planned and hyped over bridge on Fort road towards Roopali theatre on Dharwad road is now being scrapped as the said road is being widened. The local residents however still demand a over bridge as they even if the road is widened the hardships of the railway gate will only be overcome by making a over bridge.