Land rate skyrockets in Bijapur as Teemad bridge construction begins

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Dec 2017 10:53:50


By Abhishek Kumar,


Teemad bridge connecting Bijapur to Maharashtra and Telangana to open avenues of development in worst Naxal affected Bijapur district

Land rate has started skyrocketing as construction of Teemad bridge has begun across Indravati river at Teemad village under the worst insurgency hit Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh.

Bijapur district, which came into existence on May 1, 2007, witnessed several incidents of Naxal violence leaving many dead in the last 10 years and has derailed development of the district. State government has taken initiatives to bring developments in the district.

Speaking to The Hitavada, Minister for Forest Department, Law and Legislative Affairs Mahesh Gagda said that the lands in Bijapur were cheap and the people of the district sold their land at a cost of Rs 5000 per acre. After beginning of the construction of Teemad bridge, land rate in the district started soaring, the Minister said.

Not only Teemad bridge is a dream project for Bijapur district but also for Chhattisgarh and it would be helpful to combat Naxalism from south Bastar. The bridge will open avenues of development in the district, Bijapur MLA Gagda said. After completion of the bridge, people from Bijapur can reach Hyderabad by road in 3 hours and Nagpur in 4 hours.

“Commercial activities will increase in the district bringing prosperity to the district. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has taken initiative to bring development and peace in the district. But now the people of the district have to change their mindset and follow the path of peace for development of the district,” Minister Gagda pointed. After establishing road connectivity with neighbouring Maharashtra, it will be easy to transport onion and potato to Bastar from Maharashtra where there is good production of onion and potato.

Transportation cost of onion and potato will be saved after opening of the bridge and these items will be easily available and sold at cheap rates in local markets of Bastar division, he added. At present, onion and potato are being sold on high rates in the district.

After opening of the bridge, doctors and teachers from Telangana and other neighbouring states can extend their services at hospitals and schools in the district.
Teemad bridge across Indravati river would connect Bijapur to neighbouring Maharashtra and Telangana states. The bridge under construction for the last three years is coming up at a cost of over Rs 625 crore. National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) gave its approval for construction of the bridge.

Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Eklavya Model Residential School, Sports Academy and other institutions have been set up in the district in last 10 years.
Bijapur MLA Mahesh Gagda is willing to develop Bijapur as educational hub. Gagda met Union Minister for Human Resources Development Prakash Javadekar and demanded to set up a Central University in Bijapur district. The Minister said that the Union Minister had assured him that a team of HRD Ministry would conduct a survey in the district soon and give a report to the Government of India.