Guardian Minister for Belagavi Satish Jarkiholi spoke at a press conference held on Saturday, announcing the commencement of the Ring Road and Halga Machche Bypass Road in Belagavi. However, due to delays in the project, the contractor responsible has abandoned the work. The National Highway Authority has been notified of this issue and has requested the same contractor to resume the project. Minister informed that a decision regarding this matter now rests with the central government.
A private complaint has been filed with the Lokayukta regarding the mismanagement in BUDA, City Corporation Belagavi, and Belagavi Smart City, specifically concerning irregularities in the construction of Khau Katta in the city. Officials from Bangalore will be conducting an investigation into these allegations. Guardian Minister and Public Works Minister Satish Jarkiholi assured the press at Congress Bhavan that appropriate action will be taken against those involved in the mismanagement.
Regarding the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, a meeting has been held in Bengaluru. The announcement of the candidate for Belagavi and Chikkodi will be made within the next two months. The list of aspirants for the Lok Sabha ticket is extensive, and a decision will be made after discussions with local MLAs and leaders. Guardian Minister Satish Jarkiholi also stated that he will only stand for election if the party requests him to do so.
Furthermore, 28 state highways in the state will be reclassified as national highways. Discussions have taken place with Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari regarding this matter. Jarkiholi mentioned that the Union Minister has agreed to hold a meeting on this topic next week.
The state is experiencing a deficiency in rainfall, leading to the declaration of drought in districts that do not receive adequate rain. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has stated that this decision will be made based on evidence of rainfall until July 15, and the government will soon announce the districts affected by drought.
A state-of-the-art super speciality hospital has been established, with an investment of Rs. 162 crores from the district hospital. The recently announced budget for the hospital has been allocated for its development and expansion. Grants have been reserved and this aspect has been taken into consideration. The recruitment of staff will soon commence.
Furthermore, the Chief Minister has expressed his intention to purchase new buses. Guardian Minister Satish has highlighted the potential benefits of these buses, particularly for the students residing in various taluks of Khanapur, as they will greatly facilitate transportation.