Widening of B'luru-Mysuru highway likely from March

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is likely to commence work on widening the Bengaluru-Mysuru national highway from four lanes to six lanes from March next year, Public Works Minister H C Mahadevappa said on Tuesday.

Speaking to mediapersons after attending a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, he said that the project is estimated to cost Rs 2,220 crore and will be completed by end of 2018. The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways will bear the entire cost of the project. The land acquisition process has already begun, he added.

The Centre has given its nod to the proposal to build bypass roads near important towns of Bidadi, Ramanagar, Channapatna, Maddur, Mandya and Srirangapatna, in order to prevent displacement of people at these towns.

Hundreds of houses have to be demolished as part of the land acquisition process if bypass roads are not constructed, he added.

“The bypass roads will help mitigate traffic woes in these towns and reduce traffic volume on the stretch,” he stated.

B’luru to Satyamangala
Besides, approval has been given for a proposed project to construct a four-lane road from Bengaluru to Satyamangala via Kanakapura.

A detailed report on a proposed project to upgrade Vijayapura-Hubballi Road into a four-lane road has also been prepared. Both the projects will be taken up soon, he added.

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