Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Four-laned Mysore highway to be upgraded to six-lane

Four-laned Mysore highway to be upgraded to six-lane
New INdian Express

BANGALORE: The Karnataka road development corporation limited (KRDCL), which has successfully completed four-laning of the Bangalore-Mysore state highway, proposes to upgrade it into a six-lane road.

''Since there are many complaints of accidents taking place on the newly developed road, it is proposed to upgrade the road to six-lane by building service lanes on both the sides,'' KRDCL managing director Ramesh B Jalakki told newspersons here on Tuesday.

The proposed six-lane road would be between Jnanabharathi and Bidadi, and Srirangapatna and Mysore ring road and Bypassess would be laid to Kengeri, Bidadi, Ramanagara, Channapatna, Maddur, Mandya and Srirangapatna towns and service lanes on either sides, he added.

The KRDCL had recently completed the 112-km Bangalore-Mysore road at a cost of Rs 330 crore.

Mr Jalakki said it was proposed to take up 12 other projects, of which six would be built on build operate and transfer (BOT) basis. The cost of the projects to be built on BOT basis would be known only after completion of the ongoing survey. The projects include Dharwad-Ramnagar-Goa road (61 km), chikkanayakanahalli-hassan (90 km), waghdhari-ribbanapalli (140 km), Kumata-Tadas (136 km), Mandya-Hadagali (64.4 km) and Badami-Bhanapura (75 km).

He said the corporation, since its formation in 1999, had completed 15 works, including construction of bridges and roads at a cost of Rs 1,705.44 crore.


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