During the first week of March citizens of Belgaum were surprised to see the the widening work being taken up of the Khanapur Road from Sanchayni Circle to Gogte Circle.
Work was done 24*7 from March 5 and now if one goes from that road, we get a feeling as if we are in a village road made under some scheme.
Firstly one side of the road was never widened infornt of the St.Anthony’s church, even when a huge tree was brought down for this actual road widening never happened.
Above all this, Cantonment board in last week of March dug up on the sides to lay water pipes from both the sides. The newly made was dug up within a month. The PWD who made the road(half) as this comes under the NH4A, demanded a compensation from the Cantonment board and the Board has agreed to pay Rs. 3 Lakhs for the same. Cantonment also says that they had taken approval for the same months ago.
The stretch from Fish market towards Sanchayani Circle for about 150 mtrs is the smallest and one has to move at a snails pace as road dug for laying the water pies has been just filled up and if any vehicle goes on it there is chance of it to get stuck in the debris.
Now that the road then was made for the VKS work was one 24×7 but now when will the road work be finished and as this road has heavy traffic of Heavy vehicles as well the PWD should look into completing the work at the earliest.
Many people take the camp route and avoid Khanapur road for this reason.