Published On: Fri, Jun 16th, 2017

Work On B.C. Road-Gundia Four-Lane Project to Begin in September

Larsen and Toubro that has bagged the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract of the Rs. 821 crore project for widening and upgrading a stretch of National Highway 75 between B.C. Road and Addahole near Gundia will begin the civil works in September.

The project involves the construction of a 65 km dual carriageway (four lanes) with concrete pavements. In addition building, 14.5 km long service roads with concrete pavements, two flyovers, two major bridges, 14 minor bridges, nine underpasses and a toll plaza are part of the project.

G.N. Manjunath, Special Land Acquisition Officer and Competent Authority, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), Project Office, Hassan, said that of the 270.65 hectares of land required for the project, the government has acquired 94% by providing compensation to land losers.

The government has acquired and taken into possession 251.54 hectares by the end May. The remaining 15.02 hectares will be acquired by August-end. The land in 53 km stretch was now clear for taking up civil works. The land remaining to be acquired was in Panemangalore, Kalladkka and Narikombu villages.

Mr. Manjunath said that the L&T would have to complete the work in 30 months effective from March 28, 2017, as the contract was effective from then.

Vadiraj B. Katti, Project Manager, and Joint General Manager, L&T,  said that his company had a target of completing half a km of road every day.

While the contract for widening of  highway between Hassan and Marnahalli has been bagged by Isolux Corsan company and they has been given two years to complete the work,

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