Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said the State Cabinet has given a nod to release a Rs 125 crore grant for the development of Vijayapura Airport in Vijayapura within the next three months and it will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi before February next year.
Speaking after inaugurating ‘Jnanayogi Sri Siddeshwar Swamiji Super Speciality Hospital’ on the premises of JSS Hospital on behalf of Sri Siddeshwara Lok Kalyan Charitable Trust on Friday, the CM said permission will be obtained from the Union Government to name this airport after 12th-century social reformer Basavanna. There is a demand for the general hospital. Two new government hospitals will be sanctioned for Vijayapura and Bagalkot on the PPP model.
Sri Siddeshwara Swamiji, Union Coal, Mining and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, Ministers, C.C.Patil, Anand Singh, Govind Karjol and MLA Basangouda Patil Yatnal were present.