Oscar and Pramod lay foundation stone for Ammunje-Perampalli Bridge
Udupi: The foundation stone for the bridge connecting Ammunje – Kolagiri and Perampalli was laid on October 5.
Oscar Fernades Rajya Sabha member along with Pramod Madhwaraj district minister in-charge Udupi district laid the foundation stone for the bridge connecting Ammunje – Kolagiri and Perampalli.
The cost of the bridge is estimated to be Rs 10 crore. The new bridge measures 202.96 meter long and 7.5 meter wide.
Addressing the gathering Pramod Madhwaraj said that during the election campaign I had assured of constructing the new Preampalli – Ammunje and four other bridges. The Neelvaara – Kooradi bridge and Malpe – Padukere bridge work is under progress, work of the other remaining bridges will be complete soon, he said.
The state cabinet had given approval to start the Government Tool Room and Training Center (GTTC) in Uppoor Village. We have also allotted 5 acres of land for the GTTC in Uppoor. Students who have passed SSLC will be selected and given training here and they will surely get Jobs. After completing the Ammunje – Perampalli bridge the people from Mandarthi and other nearby areas will reach Manipal in 15 minutes. The people of Shimbra and Ammunje should co-operate to make the connecting road for the bridge on both sides. The Government will construct a third dam across River Swarna near End Point under ADB and Amrith Yojana at a cost of Rs 50 crore. We will provide water from the dam to nearby villages of Uppoor and Havanje, he added.
Rajya Sabha member Oscar Fernandes urged to complete the bridge work soon so that the people can use it as early as possible.
CMC President Meenakshi Madhava Bannaje, vice president Sandhya Thilakraj, former president Yuvaraj, ZP member Janardhan Thonse, Mairmadi Sudhkar Shetty, TP presdient Nalini Pradeep Rao, TP member Dinakar Heroor, former KSDL president Veronica Cornelio, Ammunje Mosque Moulana Mohammed Musliyar, Parish Priest Kolalgiri Fr Wilfred Frank, Parish Priest Ammunje Fr David Crasta and others were present.