Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Monday virtually inaugurated the developmental work of Shivamogga Airport in Bengaluru.
The project will be costing around Rs 220 crores in 662.38 acres land near Sogane village, Shimoga district in Karnataka.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister spoke about the struggle to start the project and said, “We have inaugurated the developmental works of Shivamogga Airport. This airport is a long time dream, now it is coming to reality. There was not any progress due to the lack of interest from other governments (Congress and coalition government) and as well as the personal problems of contractors. Now, the government is taking up the infrastructure developmental works with the help of the Public Works Department (PWD) department.”
Meanwhile, he also inaugurated the office of Chief Engineer (central region and NH division) of National Highways, which includes the construction of a bridge across the Sharavati river connecting Sigandur temple.
There would be no compromise with the quality of construction of Shivamogga Airport, he asserted.
“We are planned to take up the project in two phases and I am sure that it will complete in one year. This project will help the people to travel and to achieve ‘Udaan’ scheme. This project will help to increase the tourism and other sectors of the neighbouring districts,” the Chief Minister said.
“The state government has taken all measures to ensure and provide health, education, agriculture and infrastructure development in every district and with the help of Central government, we are implementing many railway projects as well,” he further added.
(Source – ANI)