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Karnataka approves construction of Hassan airport

Karnataka approves construction of Hassan airport
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Bengaluru, Jun 21 (PTI) The Karnataka cabinet on

Monday gave its approval for the construction of a greenfield

domestic passenger airport at Hassan, at an estimated cost of

Rs 193.65 crore.

"It will be for construction of a runway, passenger

terminal, technical buildings, electrical substations,

aviation equipment, among others," Law and Parliamentary

Affairs Minister Basavaraj Bommai said after the cabinet

meeting.

Considered as the dream project of former Prime

Minister H D Deve Gowda, who hails from Hassan district, the

government had acquired 536 acres of land for the airport.

The foundation stone for the airport was laid by

Gowda in 2007 at Boovanahalli on the outskirts of Hassan,

when the JD(S)-BJP coalition was in power, but had not

progressed.

Once operational, the airport is expected to boost

tourism activities in the Hassan district.

The cabinet gave its administrative approval for

construction of new buildings for 100 police stations at an

estimated cost of Rs 200 crore, Bommai, who is also the Home

Minister, said.

A time limit of two years has been given for its

completion.

The cabinet has also given its approval for The

Karnataka Contingency Fund (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 which

will enable enhancing the contingency fund from Rs 500 crore

to Rs 2,500 crore for COVID and other related spendings.

Approval has also been given to bring in an

amendment to the Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act,

1961, to do away with multi-agency surveys to grant

Transferable Development Rights (TDR) for those who lose land

for various government projects.

"This is to prevent delays in granting TDR,"

Bommai said.

The cabinet has approved the Karnataka

Municipalities (Recruitment of loaders and cleaners in City

Municipal Councils, Town Municipal Councils and Town

Panchayats) (Special) Rules 2021, to regularise loaders,

cleaners, drivers, among others, as pourakarmikas (civic

workers) were regularised in the past.

Approval has also been given for implementation of

World Bank assisted Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement

Project phase 2 and 3 in respect of 58 dams (world bank loan

70 per cent and state share 30 per cent) at an estimated cost

of Rs 1,500 crore, the Minister said.

The cabinet has decided to constitute a

sub-committee to draft the ''Karnataka State Water Policy''.

Other cabinet decisions include enhancing

reservation for children of farmers and agriculture labourers

in admission to Diploma in Agriculture, BSc agriculture and

equivalent degree from existing 40 to 50 per cent and

administrative approval for construction of building for Rani

Chennamma University at Hirebagewadi village in Belagavi at

an estimated cost of Rs 110 crore.PTI KSU BN

BALA

BN

BALA


Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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