State to float tenders for upgrading highways

Udasi said the department was in the process of getting an approval from the Clearance and Monitoring Committee headed by Chief Secretary S V Ranganth. The two projects would cost around Rs 2,800 crore and are being taken up under Karnataka State Highway Improvement Project (KSHIP) II.

For the upgradation of 4,132 km of roads, the department would be spending Rs 53 lakh per km, for which a budget of Rs 2,192 crore had been set aside.

He said the government had already released Rs 800 crore for the highway development project and that there was no dearth for funds.

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