Centre to upgrade 7 Karnataka highways: Minister
The Union Ministry for Land Transport has agreed to upgrade 2,108 km of Karnataka State Highway, Minister for Public Works Department (PWD) Dr H C Mahadevappa said today.
Talking to media, he said the Centre will spend Rs 10,000 crore for upgradation of 7 state highways.
"This is for the first time since last 65 years the Centre has given approval for upgradation of state highways," he added.
Dr Mahadevappa said the roads approved for upgradation includes 680 km of road connecting Nanded from Bidar, Humnabad, Gulbarga, Jevargi, Bijapur, Hospet, 638 km road connecting National Highway 50 from Jevargi, Siraguppa, Bellary, Hiriyur, Huliyaru, Chikanayakanahalli, Nagamangala, Srirangapatna, Mysore, Nanjanagud, Chamarajanagar, 367 km of road linking to Bangalore from Mudigere, Chikamagalur, Kadur, Bantwala, Puttur, Sulya, Madikeri, Periyapatna, Mysore, Srirangapatna, Mandya, Channaatna, Ramanagara, 156 km road linking to Bhanaur from Kukanur, Yelburga, Gajendragad, Badami, Guledagudda, Bagalkote, 104 km road connecting Gulbarga, Chowdapur, Abbalpura, Dudani, Akkalkote, 87 km in Thirthahalli, Agumbe, Hebri.
Dr Mahadevappa said the Ministry for Land Transport has approved upgradation of 203 km road between Tumkur and Shimoga will be upgraded to four lane at an estimated cost of Rs 2230 crore and the work will be completed within three years.
The Minister said the state government has also proposed to the Centre for upgradation of Mysore, Malavalli (45 km), Sankeshwar, Gulbarga, Yaragatti, Managoli, Jagalur (320 km), Khanapur, Talaguppa (295 km), Belgaum, Bagalkote, Raichur, Mehabubnagar (336 km).
(Posted on 07-05-2014)