Rs 37 cr sanctioned for widening NH 209

The National Highways Authority of India and the Union Ministry for Road Transport have sanctioned Rs 37.54 crore for widening of NH 209, said Member of Parliament from Chamarajanagar R Dhruvanarayan.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, here, on Monday, he said, “The Union ministry has given technical, administrative and financial nod for the project. In all, a 4.43 km stretch from Somwarpete to Silk Market will be developed. The road will be widened by seven metres.”

Earlier, a proposal was submitted, seeking permission for widening of NH 209 that passes through the city, under the Dindugal-Bengaluru road development project.

“As per the proposal, the road should be widened by only seven metres. But now, road would be widened by 14 metres with seven metres on either side from the centre of the road. The matter was discussed with the engineer and has been finalised,” Dhruvanarayan said.

The stretch between Silk Market and Santhemarahalli Circle will be widened by 14 metres. From there, the deviation road up to Forest department would be widened by 10 metres. Again from there to Somwarpete it would be widened by 14 metres. While the 14-metre stretch will be concretised, the 10 metres wide road will be asphalted, he added.

However, people have demanded that the whole stretch be widened by 14 metres in view of the increase in the movement of vehicles in future. 

They demanded that an estimation be prepared and funded by the State government. 

The district in-charge minister and legislators should convince the chief minister in this regard to release funds, they urged. 

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