'Tannirbavi hanging bridge to become reality in two years'

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April 17, 2015

Mangaluru, Apr 17: After the fate of the hanging bridge at Tannirbavi on the outskirts of Mangaluru city was left ‘hanging’ for over two years, the state government has released a grant of Rs 6 crore for the construction of the Tannirbavi-Sultan Battery hanging bridge from in the first phase.

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Briefing media persons after inspection of developmental works in the city, Mangaluru South MLA J R Lobo said that the hanging bridge project had been brushed aside and neglected from several years due to uncertainty of funds.

The 410-metre long and 10-feet wide bridge was proposed to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 12 crores and 25 feet above sea level. The project had been initiated in 2006, and a sum of Rs 1 crore had been subsequently sanctioned in 2008. Although the construction works on the hanging bridge began in 2012, there had to be halted due to dearth of sufficient funds from the state PWD, he said.

Wishing to revive the project this time, the MLA had sought funds for the project from the public works department since there were insufficient funds in the tourism department.

Subsequently, the PWD released a grant of Rs 6 crore in the first phase to recommence the construction works on the bridge, said Mr Lobo, adding that the works would begin shortly.

He informed that an additional grant of Rs 6 crore would be released for the project in the second phase. The project will be likely to be completed in the next two years, he said. Mr Lobo also assured that the toy train at Kadri Park would be revived shortly within few months’ time.

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February 24,2021

Mangaluru, Feb 24: An In-charge Surveyor of Mangaluru taluk has been caught red handed by the ACB officials while he was allegedly accepting bribe from a businessman in front of the Mini Vidhana Soudha.

He was caught while 'accepting' Rs 20,000 bribe for showing official favour.

A businessman had sought permission from the Forest Department for felling a teak tree in his compound in order to prepare furniture for his office. But the surveyor who did not visit the place for a survey until one month had placed a demand for Rs 3,000.

The businessman had paid Rs 3,000 along with the Rs 600 fee. However, the Surveyor had again placed a demand for Rs 30,000 to provide the sketch of the land. Following this, the matter was brought to the notice of the ACB officials who subsequently trapped the Surveyor.

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February 25,2021

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Mangaluru, Feb 24: The Karnataka government has identified Mangaluru as a prominent technology cluster in its effort to expand the information technology industry as per 'Beyond Bengaluru' policy, said Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwathnarayan on Wednesday.

Ashwathnarayan during his inaugural speech at Mangaluru Innovation Conclave said, "Mangaluru has been identified as the emerging technology cluster which includes the districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, and Kodagu and this process will be accelerated with appropriate measures."

"Mangaluru will also emerge as the startup hub apart from becoming an IT hub and the government is taking required measures towards that end. Mangaluru has also been considered as a prominent cluster with regard to ESDM (electronic system and design management) and this is a prominent zone in the 'Beyond Bengaluru' region," he said.

To promote the growth of innovation and technology in areas 'Beyond Bengaluru', the Karnataka government has constituted the Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM) to promote digital industry growth, attract investments and promote the technology industry across our state.

The Deputy Chief Minister said that the body would work alongside the state government and would help in increasing the contribution of the digital economy in the state to 30 percent of state's GSDP and generate additional employment of around 30 lakhs in the next 5 years. "We are also targeting revenue of USD150 billion in IT exports in Karnataka in the next five years."

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February 21,2021

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Bengaluru, Feb 21: Karnataka Minister for Health and Medical Education Dr K Sudhakar called on Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the City and sought her assistance to get an AIIMS for Karnataka and a sub-centre of NIMHANS in Kalyana Karnataka.

Dr Sudhakar discussed the State Government's plan to set up four state-of-the-art Trauma Centres to prevent fatalities due to road accidents and build a Health City with a cluster of super speciality hospitals for treatment of cancer, kidney, cardio-vascular and other chronic ailments.

Hailing from the old-Mysore region, the Health Minister sought support of Union Government for expansion of irrigation facilities in the rain-fed Chikkaballpura and Kolar districts and bifurcation of Kolar-Chikkaballapura District Co-operative Milk Producers Union Ltd and DCC Bank.

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