Mangalore, May 24: PWD minister Dr H C Mahadevappa on Saturday May 24 laid the foundation stone at Thokkottu junction for the widening of two-lane road from Ullal to Mani (Bantwal).
The route has been witness to unprecedented traffic blocks as there are many educational institutions and hospitals in addition to IT park along this stretch.
Presently, the distance between Ullal to Mani is 26 km and the widening work will be undertaken on a stretch of 15 km. In total, Rs 6.5 crore has been released to start the widening work. The state government has released Rs. 1.5 crore and the central government has already released Rs 5 crore, minister Mahadevappa said while speaking to media persons.
He further said, the road would be extended up to one metre on each side and tarred. Subsequently, it will be converted into a four lane road. At present, there are seven bus stops between Ullal and Mani which will be renovated. Kuthar, Natekal and Asaigoli junctions too will be developed, he said.
Ullal-Mastikatte road development
Earlier, the minister examined the development work which is being carried out on Ullal-Masthikatte road. The work is being undertaken at a cost of Rs 2.50 crore. According to the proposed plan, a stretch of 400 metres will be concreted and another 500-metre stretch will be tarred.
Health minister and MLA of the constituency U T Khadar, MLA J R Lobo, deputy commissioner A B Ibrahim, local leaders were among others present on the occasion.