Sunday, June 27, 2010

Development in progress: rural areas connected with a suspension bridge

Pethri, Udupi district gets a suspension bridge

(Photo: Janardan Kodavoor/JP)

Udupi, 27 June 2010: The hanging bridge connecting Kamabalamajalu and Petri of Udupi Gram Panchayat area was inaugurated by Home Minister Dr V S Acharya here at Kukkikatte on Saturday.

Speaking on the occasion, Acharya informed that as many as hundred places have been identified in the district for constructing hanging and other small bridges.

Udupi district leads the parameters deciding human development index in the State. Education, sanitation and public awareness on crucial issues is at higher ratio in the district. The allocations made for the basic infrastructure facilities are much greater than any other districts, he added.

The government is supporting measures aiding integrated and all round development of the district, he said. The project is taken up under Integrated Tribal Development Programme (ITDP).

Udupi-Chikmagalur MP D V Sadananda Gowda, Kaup MLA Lalaji Mendon, Udupi MLA Raghupathy Bhat, DC Hemalatha, ZP President Gladys Almeida, CEO N Rajashekar and others were present. (DHNS)

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