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Construction : Web Exclusive | December 2018 | Source : CW-India

Foundation stone for three national highway projects worth Rs 18.45 billion laid. Know more about the projects in detail.

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport has recently laid the foundation stone for three National Highway projects in Karnataka worth Rs 18.45 billion.

The projects will reportedly involve improvement of road connectivity between Bengaluru and Huliyar (48.2 km), Beluru and Bilikere (128.4 km) and between Hassan and Channarayapatna bypass (20.7 km) in Hassan district. Besides, the projects are also expected to widen to two-lane with paved shoulder of NH-234 and NH-373 and to four-lane from two-lane of NH-75.

Road works will reportedly include the construction of two major bridges, nine minor bridges, 91 culverts, one railway over-bridge and 17 junctions on the National Highways in Hassan district, which is about 180 km from Bengaluru.

Besides, the Karnataka Government has reportedly also decided to take up a elevated corridor project to decongest city roads from January 2019 at an estimated cost of about Rs 254.95 billion. In order to ease the traffic in north-south, east-west and central parts of the city, the state government has decided to go ahead with the construction of corridors. The total length of the first phase of the corridor is expected to be 102.04 km and the project is expected to be taken up under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode.

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