Land to be acquired for NH-7 widening

Land to be acquired for NH-7 widening

Work is expected to ease flow of traffic

This time, it is the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, which has issued a preliminary notification on Thursday, under National Highways Act 1956, for acquisition of land for widening NH 7.

A gazette notification has been published, declaring the intention of acquiring land with or without structure, along km 524.720 to km 556.840 on the Hyderabad-Bangalore section for widening, operation and maintenance. The 32-km stretch of road encompasses both Bangalore urban and rural areas from Devanahalli to Hebbal. At present, NH 7 has service roads only in stretches.

According to NHAI officials, the land is being acquired to increase the width of the service roads, making it three lanes from the present two lanes in some stretches and also to increase the width of the highway itself in a few stretches. The expansion work is being undertaken to ease the flow of traffic to the airport, as the widened service roads will allow locally concentrated traffic to ply the service roads instead of the highway. The NHAI has asked people to file objections within 21 days and forward the complaints to the Special Land Acquisition Officer of National Highways in the City.

Under Devanahalli taluk, lands in the villages of Devanahalli, Guttahalli, Hire Amanikere, Upparahalli, Sanne Amanikere, Bhuvanahalli, Udayagiri, Kanna Mangala, Poojanahalli, Sadahalli and Akkalenahali-Mallenahalli have been notified. In Bangalore North, lands have been notified in Doddajala, Shettigere, Meenakunte, Kadiganahalli, Sonnappana Halli, Hunasamaranahally, Venkatala, Yelahanka Amanikere, Yelahanka, Shivanahalli, Allalasandra, Jakkur Plantation, Byatarayanapura and Amruthahalli. In Bangalore North, lands have been notified in Hebbal.