Mangalore: Fish Markets in Coastal Districts to be Modernised - Shetty
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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (SR/AF)
Mangalore Jul 16: CDA chairman B Nagaraj Shetty has said that the government has been spending thousands of crores over the past few years in development projects like construction of airport, highways, bridges, new roads etc.
Addressing a press meet at the Coastal Development Authority (CDA) office here on Friday July 16, he stated that he was thankful to Yogish Bhat and Krishna J Palemar who had contributed significantly to the growth of the district.
There was a presentation on quality implementation, as per the vision of the Authority and the chief minister. The presentation consisted of modern fish markets in Coastal Karnataka like Padubidri, Uppunda, Shirali, Ankola, Karwar which will be modernized as per the project. Bantwal fish market will be shifted to a new spacious location. Fisheries in DK, Udupi and North Karnataka will be connected to National Highway 17, he added.
The new fish markets will be provided with modern storage boxes and the seats of the fisherwomen will be equipped with locking facility to store the unsold fish.
He further said that as DK and Udupi districts are growing the number of vehicles plying from different states to the city is also increasing which has taken its toll on the condition of National Highways 13, 17 and 48. Hence, various projects including widening of the highways, constructing inter-connected roads and direct link road to the airport from Manipal, are on the cards.
CDA will hold an interaction programme in September to discuss its vision for the next 25 to 30 years.
CDA members Ravindranath hedge, Vittala Devimane, Sulochana and CDA Secretary Prabhakar Rao were also present at the press meet.