150 km roads around Bengaluru to be developed

 The budget has made allocations for developing roads across the state. It is proposed to develop 150 km roads in and around Bengaluru through Karnataka Road Development Corporation Ltd (KRDCL) at an estimated cost of Rs 1,455 crore. 

The following roads will be developed to ease traffic: Hoskote-Budigere-Mylenahalli-Devanahalli (Kempegowda International Airport), Nelamangala-Madhure-Byatha Road, Anekal-Attibele-Sarjapur-Varthur-Whitefield-Hoskote Road, Harohalli-Uruganadoddi-KIADB Industrial Area-Jigani-Anekal Road.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka State Highway Improvement Project (KSHIP)-III will develop core road network of 418.5 km at a cost of Rs 5,310 crore. The project will help in developing the Kollegal-Hanur Road (23.8 km), Chintamani-Andhra Pradesh border road (39.8 km), Bengaluru-Magadi-National Highway 75 (Nelamangala-Mangaluru) (50.7 km), Magadi-Somwarpet road via Huliyurdurga-Nagamangala-KR Pet (166 km) and Gadag-Honnali Road (138.2 km)

Other new schemes

22 km roads around Mysuru will be developed at an estimated cost of Rs 117 crore, while 2.5 km road
on Mangaluru-Athradi State Highway 67 connecting Mangaluru International Airport will be developed at a cost of Rs 50 crore.
A detailed project report will be prepared to construct an additional dock of 14 metres depth for stationing five ships at Karwar port to promote import and export activities.
A special package of Rs 50 crore will be given to the development of roads in Kodagu district.
A total grant of Rs 8,559 crore has been provided to the Public Works, Ports and Inland Transport departments.

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