Karnataka Governor Thawaar Chand Gehlot emphasised the event of infrastructure in Bengaluru and Tier II cities within the State. Work on Bengaluru metro rail venture Phase 2A — from Central Silk Board to Krishnarajapura (19.75 km) and Phase-2B Krishnarajapura to Kempegowda International Airport — is in progress, and is predicted to be accomplished by June 2026.
In his tackle to the joint session of each the Houses of the State legislature on February 12, the Governor mentioned, “Bengaluru metro Phase 2, Reach 5 new line from Ragigudda to Central Silk Board stretches 19.15 km, out of which 3.3 km with 16 stations would be constructed in double decker model. At present, 98% progress has been achieved and the stretch is scheduled for commissioning by July 2024.”
Bengaluru Suburban Railway Project has been taken up in collaboration with the State Government and Indian Railways. Civil work of Baiyappannahalli-Chikkabanavara (25 km) hall is in progress. The tender for civil work of Heelalige – Rajanukunte (46.24 km) hall has been finalised. The work will start quickly, the Governor mentioned.
A feasibility report is being ready for building of a tunnel, which is meant to scale back site visitors congestion in Bengaluru.
Upcoming airports in Karnataka
Construction of airports in Hassan and Raichur could be accomplished inside the stipulated time. Shivamogga airport started operations in 2023. Vijayapura airport could be accomplished and made operational in 2024.
Drinking water provide
Mr Gehlot mentioned Cauvery Water Supply Phase-5, consisting of provide of 775 MLD extra ingesting water to 110 village areas included within the BBMP, is meant to be commissioned in March 2024.
Indira Canteen 2 scheme has been formulated with a view to eradicate the starvation of scholars, labourers, and dealing class individuals. In Phase 2, he mentioned, 188 new canteens with meals gadgets might be launched in new cities and native our bodies the place no canteens had been constructed. Construction has already commenced.
New tourism coverage in Karnataka
Mr Gehlot mentioned the Department of Tourism has formulated a blueprint to implement schemes underneath a brand new coverage. The tourism coverage and agenda will quickly be introduced, together with efficient measures to advertise instructional journeys by faculty youngsters to zoos, forest excursions, and journey tourism.