Empowered Committee formed to develop ring roads around 25 cities

Cabinet sets aside Rs. 275 crore to take up study, survey and give a detailed project report

The State Cabinet has constituted an Empowered Committee for development of ring roads around 25 cities, mainly district headquarters, under the Town Planning Scheme.

It has set aside Rs. 275 crore for taking up a study, survey and give a detailed project report. The committee, headed by Additional Chief Secretary of Urban Development Department, has been given a time frame of five years to complete the task, said Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T.B. Jayachandra on Wednesday.

A proposal to bring all urban local bodies under one uniform law was also approved and the Cabinet has requested the National Law School of India University to study the present Karnataka Municipal Act ,1964 and Karnataka Municipal Corporation Act, 1974 to draft a uniform Act, Mr. Jayachandra said.

It has granted Rs. 25 crore for repairs and renovation of existing buildings and construction of new ones and for providing other facilities to Karnataka Arts, Science and Commerce College, Dharwad.

It approved the Karnataka Forest Department Services (Recruitment of meritorious sportspersons in the category of Deputy Range Forest Officers, Forest Watchers) Special Rules, 2017 for recruiting national and international sportspersons for ‘C’ and ‘D’ category groups.

The Forest Department has decided to fill 125 posts under the sports category. As of today, 54 vacancies existed under the category, Mr. Jayachandra said.

To make Bengaluru the electric vehicle capital of India, the Cabinet approved a new ‘electric vehicle and energy storage policy’ to reduce pollution and promote healthy environment.

The Major and Medium Industries Department formulated the policy, perhaps the first of its kind in the country, in consultations with various stakeholders, including vehicle manufacturing industries.

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