Road works on NH-212 approved - The New Indian Express

Road works on NH-212 approved

Published: 14th August 2013 09:25 AM

Last Updated: 14th August 2013 09:25 AM

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Tuesday approved four-lane expressway road work on the Kerala Border-Kollegal section of National Highway-212 in Karnataka.

It was approved under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase-IV on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (BOT/DBFOT) basis in Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) mode of delivery. The cost of the road widening project is estimated at `588.49 crore, including `65 crore towards land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation.

The total length of the road will be approximately 150 km. The project will reduce the time and cost of travel between Kozhikode and Kollegal. The National Highway-212 connects Kozhikode in Kerala to Kollegal in Karnataka and passes via major towns of Gundlupet, Nanjangud, Mysore and T-Narsipur in Karnataka. 

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