Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Bidar to get two heritage walks passing through Muslim localities

The State government is developing two heritage walk routes in Bidar city in a bid to boost tourism.

Two roads lined by historical monuments and buildings have been identified inside the old city.

The first one connects Fateh Darwaza to Osman Gunj. It passes through the Chaubara, Naubat Khana, Government Pre-University College for Girls and the Chand Shah Kaman. The second route will be between the Mangalpet Darwaza, to Shah Gunj Darwaza. It will pass through Abul Faiz Khankha, Shah Khanuj Khankha, Azam Gunj, Chaubara, Madrassa of Mahmud Gawan, Teli Galli, Usman Gunj, Ram Mandir and Kunja Nasheen Bunglow.

Each of these routes is around one kilometre long. The streets will be repaired and cobbles stones will be fitted on the footpaths.

Electric lamp posts will be redesigned to look like medieval kerosene lit lamps. Owners of old houses with classic architectural styles will be requested not to change the front elevation or demolish them. Landscaping will be taken up along the route. Local painters will create paintings of monuments on walls of old buildings. “The walks will not only attract tourists, but help the Bidar resident understand the city’s history,” P.C. Jaffer, Deputy Commissioner, said.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

KJP leader seeks resignation of sugar factory president

KJP leader Subhash Kallur and former president of Bidar Sahakari Sakkare Karakhane has urged the State government to take over the management of the factory and pay off arrears of sugarcane farmers.

“The present management headed by Sanjay Kheny has failed to run the factory properly. This is because of the indifference of Mr. Kheny and his cousin, MLA Ashok Kheny, towards the problems of farmers. The factory owes Rs. 25 crore to farmers,” Mr. Kallur alleged.

He sought the resignation of Sanjay Kheny and other members of the board of directors.

Mr. Kheny had announced his resignation on August 28 but did not act upon it.

Mr. Kallur said before the assembly elections, Ashok Kheny had promised to release a Rs. 100 crore grant to the factory, but now claimed it would be against the law.

He refuted the allegations made by the cousins that he had mismanaged the factory’s finances by appointing several new employees.

“I have only regularised the services of 450 employees,” Mr. Kallur said.


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

HAL Helicopter manufacturing unit dream is still alive..

HAL unit planned in Bidar

All efforts are on to persuade the Union Defence Ministry to set up the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s (HAL) manufacturing unit of Advanced Utility Helicopter in Bidar district.

Former chief minister N Dharam Singh told Express here on Sunday that district administration has identified three locations in Bidar district and communicated it to the Ministry.

Claiming that Union Defence Minister A K Antony himself had shown personal interest to set up HAL’s helicopter manufacturing unit in Bidar, Singh said, “It would help to boost economic activities in and around the region.”

Informing that the State government has responded positively when the Defence Ministry proposed the project, by offering to make available the required land to set up the plant free of cost, the Bidar MP said, “I have planned to meet the Union Defence Minister Antony appealing to expedite the project. I have already held couple of rounds of meetings with the Union minister, who had expressed interest in it.”

The Lok Sabha member from Bidar, said: “There is no issues relating to availability of required lands and its acquisition.”


Monday, September 2, 2013

New train from Bidar to Bangalore

The Railway Ministry has approved a tri-weekly express train between Bidar and Yeshwantpur. The train will leave Bidar at 6.25 p.m. and reach Bangalore at 7.40 a.m. the next day. It will leave Bangalore at 7.15 p.m. and reach Bidar at 9.30 a.m. The train will stop at Zaheerabad, Vikharabad, Sedam, Malkhed Road, Chittapur, Yadgir, Raichur, Nalwar, Narayanpet Road, Mantralayam Road, Guntakal Junction, Dharmavaram Junction, Hindupur, Gouribidanur and Yalahanka. Officials of the South Central and South Western Railway Zone jointly prepared the timetable, said a release.