Hubballi / Dharwad

Covid lockdown accelerate Smart City works

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Hubballi: As the Covid second wave is raging is like never before and lives came to a halt due to strict imposition of lockdowns to curb the spreading of the infection.  The situation is causing much distress to the people, but for the Hubballi-Dharwad Smart City Limited (HDSCL) it is just the opposite and the HDSCL is making most of this lockdown time.

The HDSCL is utilizing this time to accelerate the development works which are being implemented in the city.

Special Officer of HDSCL SH Naregal told Hubli Express that they are making most of this time to complete the development works carried out by the HDSCL in the city. “Many road development works taken under various packages are progressing at a good speed due to empty roads because of the lockdown. Following strict Covid protocols at the worksites, the workers are doing the work. “

He said, before the lockdown, around 1100 workers used to work at various work sites now around 450 labours working despite this the works are progressing at a good speed as the HDSCL is utilizing more machines and less human resources.

Labours are being used for some landscaping works in Indira Glass House, Tolankere, and they have been utilising for some drain construction works these apart machines are widely being used in the construction works, said Naregal.

He said the HDSCL is implementing 36 works in the city of which few works are at the final stage such as road development work in the Gokul Road Industrial estate.

The HDSCL officials said that recently slab work of Janata Market completed, Unkal  and Bengeri Market development works are in the full swing, in Bengeri Market, tensile

roofing work was going on.  Asphalting of JC Nagar road already completed said the officials.

Social activist Sunil Nalavade told that it is a good move, the HDSCL should try to complete the works in this period, as there would be very less movement of the public, it is good if they finish all the road works in this period.


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