MYSORE: Four-laning of the road between Mysore and Nanjangud and widening of the National Highway on Kollegal-Kerala borders will start from June 7, PWD Minister H C Mahadevappa said.
The work on the 21.51 km road between Mysore and Nanjangud will be completed within two years at a cost of `585.74 crore, Mahadevappa said.
The widening of 26.90 km stretch of the National Highway between T Narsipur and Kollegal, 2 km road with box drains in Gunglupet town, widening of 15.90 km road from Gundlupet to Mulehole (Reserve Forest Border) and 9 km road inside Mysore city with four-lane and box drains will also be taken up, the Minister said.
Speaking after inspecting the works being taken up on Mysore-Nanjangud road, Mahadevappa said steps have been taken to complete the work in time.
The Minister said compensation of `28 crore has been released for those whose land has been acquired.
For widening of National Highway from Alanahalli to Nanjangud road, eight metres of Mysore Race Course land will be obtained, Mahadevappa added.
Clarifying that they don’t want to widen roads in reserve forest, he said while 2,467 trees have been cut down for the project, there is a plan to plant more than 20,000 saplings at a cost of `3.45 crore.
The Minister said the project will be completed in time as 90 per cent of the land has already been acquired. The Kollegal-Chamrajnagar-Sathyamanglam stretch of the national highway will also be widened.
On whether the proposal to extend Mysore Airport runway from 1.7 km to 3 km would affect the National Highway projects, Mahadevappa said they have prepared an alternative project report which proposes a one km underpass to facilitate smooth flow of vehicles.
Mahadevappa said the government will develop the road between Bangalore and Kanakapura.
He said a proposal has been prepared to develop Bangalore-Mysore-Bantwal national highway into six-lane.
The Minister said the government plans to develop Tumkur-Shimoga road into four-lanes.
There is also a plan to take up laying 24 km long concrete road in Shiradi Ghat, Mahadevappa added.
Solar Blinkers to Replace Humps Soon
Mysore: Travelling is going to be more commuter-friendly if the government keeps its promise to remove humps on the busy Bangalore-Mysore road. If implemented, this may reduce travelling time and save lives. PWD Minister H C Mahadevappa said there are around 137 road humps — one every 800 metres. Officials of National Highways are studying the need for humps and will come out with a solution soon, he added. National Highways chief engineer Murthunjaya Swamy said many of the humps will be replaced with solar blinkers. However, cross roads will have humps and the unauthorised maidan will be closed, he added.