Expressing dissatisfaction with the slow pace of work on the airport here, Leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha M. Mallikarjun Kharge has directed the officials concerned at Public Works Department to speed up the work to ensure that the airport was operational in two or three months.

He was chairing the District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DDCMC)-DISHA meeting here on Thursday.

Officials told the meeting that the works taken up under Package I, including runway, compound wall and the peripheral road, have been completed.

Under package II, works, including terminal building, air traffic control building, flooring, fire station building and electrical sub-division building, have been completed. Now, work under Package III is in progress.

Until now, Rs. 96.9 crore has been spent against an estimated cost of Rs. 175.57 crore. Another Rs. 21.28 crore will be spent in July and Rs. 13.16 crore would be required for the works in August, the officials added.

National Highways

Mr. Kharge directed the officials of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to speed up the execution of works on upgrading National Highways connecting Kalaburagi district.

The upgraded National Highway originates from Akkalkot Road — Akkalkot-Wagdhari- Hiroli-Aland-Kalaburagi-Sedam and enter Ripponpalli.

Another road that originates from Vijayapura and passes through Sindgi, Bhimarayanagudi, Shahpur, Yadgir and Gurmitkal enters Telangana.

It passes through Kodangal, Shad Nagar to reach Hyderabad. And another National Highway from Solapur to Kalaburagi would benefit the people of Kalaburagi, Yadgir and Raichur district. After the completion of works on these stretches, the region would have direct National Highway connectivity to Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

works taken up under Package I, including runway, compound wall and the peripheral road, have been completed


‘Works taken up under Package I, including runway, compound wall and the peripheral road, have been completed’

Until now, Rs. 96.9 crore has been spent against an estimated cost of Rs. 175.57 crore, say officials

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