Four lane NH-212 to be ready in two years: Ch'nagar MP

Four lane NH-212 to be ready in two years: Ch'nagar MP

In the next two years, the existing two lane National Highway-212 will be fully ready with a four lane road, catering to the growing traffic density.

Chamarajanagar MP R Dhruvanarayan on Friday told the media that a total of 131 km stretch of the highway will be converted into four lane at the estimated cost of Rs 419.40 crore.

The highway passes through Mysore, Nanjangud, Gundlupet up to Kerala on one side, Mysore, Kollegal and T Narsipur on another side.

The company entrusted with the task, has already completed the works on razing the trees identified on the stretch, besides shifting the existing power line and drains.

The contractor has been told to execute the works in stages. In the first stage, beginning from December to March next, the company is expected to complete 10 km per month totalling 40 km during the period.

The MP also said that the BJP led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre had slashed funds under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) from Rs 40,000 crore to Rs 36,000 crore.

Dhruvanarayan said following the cut in the funds, the State was getting Rs 1,717 crore against Rs 3,500 crore that was allocated earlier.

The Centre should take note of the repercussions and increase the grants in the interest of backward classes.