Bangalore-Mysore highway to be upgraded
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will upgrade the four lane Bangalore-Mysore state highway into a six lane national highway at the cost of Rs 30003 crores soon.
Addressing officials of various departments and elected representatives of Mandya district the Karnataka public works minister H C Mahadevappa said the project will be taken up on public private partnership (PPP) model build under operate and transfer system. The Union Ministry of Surface Transport had decided to construct a national highway (NH 275) between Bangalore and Bantwal. The existing Bangalore-Mysore highway would be part of the proposed NH 275. The Ministry had awarded the NH construction work to NHAI, he said. The NHAI would acquire 533 acres of land along the Bangalore-Mysore highway for the project. The NH 275 between Jnana Bharati junction in Bangalore and the ring road junction near Mysore would have bypasses at Mandya, Maddur and Ramanagaram.
The NHAI would sanction Rs 1,200 crore as compensation to farmers, who would be losing their land. Service roads would also be constructed at major towns between Bangalore and Mysore, he said. The State government would extend all assistance and co-operation to the NHAI in executing the project.
The NHAI should complete the project without creating any confusion in land acquisition and in deciding/distributing compensation to land-losers, Mr. Mahadevappa said.
Elected representatives in the districts where the proposed NH would pass had also promised cooperation in this regard, he added.
Housing Minister M H Ambareesh requested elected representatives to convince people that if they raise their voices against such projects. Protests were common in such developmental activities. The elected representatives should play an important role in resolving such issues, he said.
(Posted on 24-05-2014)