Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, will visit the city on January 9. During his visit, he will lay the foundation stones for many projects that his ministry is working on. The Union Minister will set the foundation stone for the long-awaited four-lane conversion of the Bikkarnakatte-Sanoor (Karkala) stretch of national highway 169 and the four-lane flyover on national highway 75 at Kalladka.
As per MP and BJP Karnataka state president Nalin Kumar Kateel, he will also re-start construction on two road widening packages, one between Addahole and Periashanti, and the other between Periashanti and Bantwal Cross. This program was originally scheduled for November 16 but had to be postponed due to the implementation of the council election code of conduct.