District In-charge Minister Satish Jarakiholi informed that the construction of the new district collector’s office complex in Belagavi will commence in January. The project is estimated to cost Rs.200 crores, with Rs.100 crores being allocated for the first phase.
He addressed the reporters on Wednesday and stated that the remaining grant would be released in the second phase, with the project expected to be finished within three years. He also mentioned that the district collector’s office and other associated offices would temporarily relocate to nearby accommodations in the new complex.
He mentioned that when he served as a minister before, they had formulated a plan for a new district collector’s office complex which unfortunately did not materialize. However, he informed that the project is now commencing.
The commencement of Flyover and ring road construction is imminent. Our conversation with the National Highways Authority of India has led us to plan for initiating the delayed Halaga-Macche bypass road construction. In response to an inquiry, he mentioned, “We will engage in negotiations with the contractor to commence the work.”
He also stated that a decision for the division of Belagavi taluk will be taken early considering administrative convenience.
He stated that the Congress session led by Mahatma Gandhi took place in Belagavi, and next year it will mark its centenary. As part of this occasion, they plan to request the Chief Minister to arrange diverse programs and provide funding. There is a need to construct a memorial for freedom fighter Gangadhar Rao Deshpande in Hudali and Kanabargi, and once the location is decided, they will commence the project.