Karnataka government has decided to take up road development and drainage works in areas coming under municipalities and local bodies at a cost of about Rs 1100 crore.
A total of 4,500 kms of roads would be asphalted - Rs 20 lakh will be needed to undertake the task per km - and drainage works would cost Rs 247 crore, Minister for Municipalities and Local Bodies, Balachandra Jarakiholi, said.
Speaking to reporters after meeting officials of city municipal corporations, town municipal corporations and town panchayats in Bangalore, he said a committee headed by district in-charge Ministers would identify roads to be developed and areas for drainage works and also take care of quality issues.
Jarakiholi said CMCs, TMCs and TPs were instructed to send a report to the Department on the encroachment of civic amenity sites and parks by August 31.
He said Rs 74 crore has been released to these urban local bodies to meet drinking water requirements.