Gadkari Unveils National Highway Projects Worth Rs 1845 crore in Karnataka
Union Minister for Road Transport Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone for three National Highway (NH) projects in Karnataka’s Hassan district. The three projects will be executed at a total cost of Rs 1,845 crore, involving various road works on the National Highways in this district,” an official told IANS here, about 180 km from Bengaluru. The projects involve improvement of road connectivity between Bengaluru and Huliyar (48.2 km), Beluru and Bilikere (128.4 km) and between Hassan and Channarayapatna by-pass (20.7 km) in the district.
The projects will widen to two-lane with paved shoulder of NH-234 and NH-373 and to 4-lane from 2-lane of NH-75,” said the official of the state Public Works Department, which is coordinating the road works with the state-run National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). The road works include construction of 2 major bridges, 9 minor bridges, 91 culverts, 1 railway over-bridge and 17 junctions. Besides Kumaraswamy, Revanna and Gowda, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshshara and senior officials of the NHAI and the state PWD were also present on the occasion. Some more highway projects were discussed which are at various stages of execution, including some delayed due to land acquisition issues according to official reports
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