BANGALORE: Minister for Public Works H C Mahadevappa on Monday said the upgradation of Bangalore-Mysore Road will be taken up expeditiously.
He said steps will be taken to decongest traffic on the road, especially at Bidadi junction. He was addressing members of Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI).
“There are more than 135 road humps between Bangalore and Mysore. Two hundred deaths are being reported in this stretch every year. An agency has already been assigned for the project,” he said.
“I have also convened a meeting with senior police officials, IGPs, four SPs, in order to discuss traffic issues on this stretch,” he said.
Mahadevappa said his department will soon launch a website for public interaction on the condition of the roads in the State. He said the website will be up and running in another 10-15 days. “Since building safe roads is important for development, the department intends to launch an online road information system. The nature and condition of the important roads in the state will be uploaded,” he said.
He said that the government has already taken decision to upgrade about 40 per cent of the roads into national highways. He also said tenders are being invited for the Bidar-Chamarajanagar road work.
“We are preparing a detailed project report, including possible townships. This will be the second longest national highway connectivity in the country. I have held meetings at all the districts in this regard,” he said.
Mahadevappa said work to lay concrete road at 21-km core stretch at Shiradi Ghat will commence at the end of monsoon. He also said the four-lane project between Bangalore and Kanakapura (35- km stretch) and two-lane from Kanakapura-Malavalli till Dindigul have been approved.