Govt to repair Nanjangud Road

Public Works Department Minister C M Udasi has said the government will immediately take up the repair works on the Mysore-Nanjangud State Highway which witnessed a major accident on Tuesday.

He said a Rs nine-crore plan has been approved in this regard and directions have been issued to the officials to start the work without any delay.

The department has also decided to construct retaining walls on either sides of bridges across tanks on all important routes in the State to prevent such accidents.

Besides, speed breakers will be constructed near the bridges, he said.

The Minister said that the department would soon take up a drive to fill potholes on State and National Highways at a cost of Rs 100 crore. Chief Engineers of South and North Divisions of the department have been directed to submit a status report on roads in their divisions. Based on the report, appropriate action will be taken, he added.

Udasi said the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has decided to upgrade the 25-km stretch of NH 212 between Mysore and Nanjangud into a four-lane road under the public private partnership model. NHAI has already taken up the tendering process for the project.

Once the road is made four-lane, the traffic flow will be eased. Presently, there is a heavy traffic on the two-lane highway, he added.

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