State demands additional work on NH 66 project

Revenue Minister R V Deshpande on Monday urged the Central government to consider additional work on the NH 66 project, between Goa border and Kundapur (Udupi district) in the state to provide better safety.

At a meeting with Union Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, Deshpande said the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) is implementing the NH 66 project. However, the people have demanded additional work like service roads, underpasses and foot over bridges in differences places of the highway, he said.

“I have gone through the detailed report submitted by NHAI and it is noticed that various demands have been received from the public with respect to safety aspect on the Goa-Karnataka border to Kundapur project of NH 66,” the state’s rural development and Panchayat Raj minister said in a representation made to the Centre.

“There is a huge demand for above works to ensure the safety of public and traffic. It is very essential that NHAI takes up these works immediately,” Deshpande said.

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