Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Dharwad-Belgaum road to be six lane

Source: Times of India

DHARWAD: The congested Dharwad-Belgaum road will be made six-lane at a cost of Rs 500 crore. The work will begin soon.

Dharwad MP Prahlad Joshi said the work has been awarded to Maharashtra-based Ashok Builders and the work on the 79.95 km road is expected to be completed within the next two years.

The project will be on Finance, Build, Operate and Transfer (FBOT) basis. Joshi said the Union ministry had finalized the project and the work will begin by the end of this month. Of late, there has been heavy traffic between these two major commercial cities and traffic congestion was much high.

Thanking the Union minister for surface transport, Kamal Nath, for clearing the project, Joshi said the widening of the road into six lane will help the overall development of the Mumbai-Karnataka region.

He said similar projects between Haveri and Dharwad have also been proposed to the ministry.

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