Nitin Gadkari announces grants for various NH projects in Karnataka

Nitin Gadkari

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, announced funds for a host of national highway projects in Karnataka.

Gadkari announced on Twitter that he has sanctioned Rs 196.05 crore for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of the two lanes of the Kanamadi-Bijjaragi-Tikota portion of NH-166E (Maharashtra-Karnataka border).

 Gadkari also approved Rs 957.09 crore for the EPC expansion of NH-548B Murrum (Maharashtra border) to IB circle (Vijayapura) portion in Kalaburgi and Vijayapura district to two lanes with paved shoulder.

Gadkari also authorized a Rs 333.96 crore budget for the construction of a bypass at Kukunoor, Yelburga, Gajendragad of the Bhanapur Gaddanakeri portion of NH-367 in the Koppal district and Gadag under NH(O) on an EPC basis. He also approved Rs 445.62 crore for the expansion of the NH-367 from Bhanapur to Gaddanakeri section to two lanes with a paved shoulder from Sarjapur to Pattadakal.

In addition, the Union Minister stated that a budget of Rs 909.86 crore has been approved for the building of access-controlled four lanes with a paved shoulder from Mysore to the Kushalnagar part of NH-275 near Guddehosur at the beginning of Kushalnagar bypass in the Mysore district.

The minister also disclosed plans to build a portion of NH-275 with access-controlled four lanes and a paved shoulder from Mysore to Kushalnagar at Yelachenahalli at the Yelawala-KR Nagar road junction to Srirangapatna bypass in the Mysore district for a cost of Rs. 739.39 crore.

CM Basavaraj Bommai thanked him for allocation of grants for the projects.

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