Udupi: Belapu is being developed into a smart village. President of Belapu gram panchayat, Dr Deviprasad Shetty, said that the village is being equipped with circles and a bus shelter on the model of the ones existing in Singapore.
Shetty said that the panchayat is moving ahead with the motto of achieving progress of Belapu by combining rural atmosphere with modern amenities. He also said that the village has also been transformed into digital one with free WiFi and ATM facilities.
"We have conceptualized to transform Belapu into a 'smart village' on the lines of 'smart city' project. To support this concept, all roads connecting Belapu have been widened and developed. State of the art science research centre costing Rs 400 crore, setting up of government polytechnic by spending ten crore rupees, and primary and English medium high school, are aimed at making this village an educational hub. With help from donors, three circles, and a bus shelter have been built on the lines of urban areas with the support of donors. They have added to the uniqueness and grand looks of Belapu village," Dr Shetty has opined.
He also expressed happiness over the support he has received from Government of Karnataka as well as Kaup MLA Vinay Kumar Sorake.