Karnataka government is considering a proposal to create Gokak and Chikkodi districts by dividing Belagavi district, Satish Jarkiholi, PWD Minister who is in charge of the district, said in Belagavi on August 15.
“This issue was raised during Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s recent meeting with MLAs from northern Karnataka. The demand for carving up Belagavi district was put forth by several legislators. The government is seriously considering this suggestion,’‘ he said.
Belagavi taluk, which has three Assembly seats and a population of around 12 lakh, may also be divided, but Satish Jarkiholi said, “No decision has been taken yet on when it will happen, or on the exact process of division.”
New Projects for Belagavi City :
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A flyover will be constructed from National Highway-48 (Gandhi Nagar) to RLS College at an estimated cost of 350 crore rupees to reduce traffic congestion in Belagavi city. Through this flyover, there will be an opportunity to connect to the central bus station of Belagavi city.
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“A new district office complex with a total area of 52,800 square meters (5,68,334 square feet) and a total of 6 floors will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 300 crores. In the new building complex, space will be provided for a total of 31 offices, including the District Collector’s office.” He said.
“The public will benefit from the construction of the new building complex. Along with this, the parking problem will also be solved. Land adjacent to the new ring road to the city will be earmarked for industrial establishment.”
“It has been decided to divide the existing Belgaum taluk and form another new taluk, which will be officially announced by the government soon. The government is committed to comprehensive development of the district including Belagavi city. In this regard, tens of new projects will be formulated and implemented within the time frame, he informed.