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Rs. 2,499-crore action plan prepared for Belgaum

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Source The Hindu
Belgaum will be developed as a model city: Chief Minister
The Belgaum district administration has prepared a Rs. 2,499.70-crore action plan to take up various development works and provide better civic facilities.
The action plan comes in the wake of Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa’s announcement to develop Belgaum as a “model city”.
According to the break-up, the district administration has proposed to spend Rs. 1,093 crore on road development/improvement works, including Rs. 58 crore on a fast-track corridor connecting four major roads of the city, and Rs. 250 crore on construction of hi-tech circles at the intersections of roads.
A sum of Rs. 90 crore would be spent on construction of 25 new gardens (in addition to the existing 22 gardens) in the city, developing sport and cultural centres and other facilities to meet entertainment and recreational needs of the people.
Another Rs. 18 crore would be spent on the underground drainage system, Rs. 333 crore on electrification, Rs. 235.45 crore on developing health facilities by increasing beds in the District Government Hospital to 1,000 and Rs. 183.25 crore on developing industrial areas around the city.
The Chief Minister, who interacted with representatives of various social organisations and those representing industry here on Saturday, sought for cooperation from all quarters to implement the action plan.
Those present at the meeting included district in-charge and Water Resources Minister Basavaraj Bommai, MPs Suresh C. Angadi and Prabhakar B. Kore, Deputy Commissioner G. Ravishankar and Belgaum City Corporation Commissioner P.A. Meghannavar.
Subsequently, Mr. Bommai held a meeting with district officials and reviewed the progress of work in the boundary areas of the district. He told the officials to expedite all work.

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