Mangaluru: NHAI proposes to convert B C Road-Suratkal highway into six-lane


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Feb 26: It is gathered that the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has submitted a proposal to the union ministry of road transport and highways, recommending to convert the current four-lane highway between B C Road and Suratkal into six-lane highway. The proposed width of the road is 60 metres as against the current 30 to 35 metres, and bridges too are proposed to be widened, and new underpasses have been proposed. The highway will also have two-lane service road on both sides. The length of the stretch proposed to be developed is 37 km.

The authority wants to widen the road in view of increased density of traffic on this stretch of the highway. The estimated cost of this new project is Rs 925 crore and the department will begin processes relating to highway widening once the proposal sent now gets the ministry's green signal.

Out of the above, the seven km stretch between Bykampady and Kuntikan is proposed to be concreted as this stretch has been identified as getting affected by waterlogging during rainy season under which circumstances, asphalted roads do not last. The current highway as well as service roads flanking it will also be concreted if the ministry gives clearance.

At the same time, it is learnt that the construction of a flyover has been recommended near KPT at Kadri in the city. If everything goes on smoothly and procedures move swiftly, the project may undergo tendering process during the next year. Underpasses have been proposed near Suratkal Vidyadayini school, Honnakatte Junction at Kulai and Panambur junction. A new six-lane bridge has been recommended at Kulur between the two bridges currently functional. Once the new bridge materializes, the existing two bridges will be treated as service roads, it is learnt. 

  

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  • Kumar, Puttur

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    First fix Nanthoor Junction...then we can dream about 6 lane from BC Road to Surathkal. I am befuddled. Where are peoples head!

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  • SANTOSH, MANGALORE

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    All saying is fooling people of mangalore nothing will b done for example all can open the eyes at NANTOOR circle pump well circle if the government really have pity on mangalore people really they will do but they need only vote n chair so only think if they give work to L & T this work will success otherwise mangalore city only name wise is smart city but people face daily problem but no one take care for poor people

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  • bharath1953, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    First and foremost let the Public and the Tax payers know who has requisitioned six lane between B.C Road and Surathkal ??? We have seen the acumen of NHAI dealing with the contractors who are still struggling to complete the work. Let them finish the present ongoing project with perfection. Then let us visualise 6 lane.

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  • amarnath shetty, Bantwal

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    Now for Government there is no problem for fund due to increase tax GST...... And only plan to loot( our )tax payer money for the project that nobody want even knows!!!

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    how good, if at all possible with Magic !!!

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  • ANU, dubai

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    Again people's money into drains.

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  • santhu birve, Mumbai/Udupi

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    Do something about Nanthoor cirlce before coming election..otherwise we will vote for NOTA option.

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  • Vijay, mangalore

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    nanthur circle is like finding a way out of the puzzle. vehicles all around in front of you,at the back,left side and also right side.

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  • santhu birve, Mumbai/Udupi

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    Sounds funny but very true..The moment one successfully crosses this circle makes him feel like he just won the death trap.

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  • JNB, Mangalore-Mumbai

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    Wearing seat belt and helmet is for our safety and compulsory!

    Otherwise designated uncle officers will levy fine us!

    Providing a safe road without potholes is governments responsibility,

    If they will not check the roads conditin every seasons and repair the same!

    Who will fine the concerned?

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  • RD, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    Once i asked a Civil Engineer who works on these project, why the Govt. is not employing engineers who know their work. the flyovers in mangalore look like they are building by hand. they look century old before they are complete. they fall down while building, they are cooked, levels are bad, workmanship is absolutely crap. the same engineers, outside india are known to be one of the best. who will ensure quality? clean ministers, clean work. a corrupt minister who will take a cut, cannot implement discipline, quality. foreign companies, consultants if allowed, quality may come. bet you, if there is no 'FAIDA' being a minister, MP or MLA, these posts soon will become vacant with no takers. Jai Hind.

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  • santhu birve, Mumbai/Udupi

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    What about Nanthoor circle ? when will complete Pumpwell and thokottu fly over work?

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  • PEDDA, MANGALURU

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    Its a crude joke by authorities. The existing four lane road managluru to bc road is not given a final touch yet or i will not say its completed despite the toll gates are operating very efficiently without any given break, for that matter it was built overnight.

    The years taken to incomplete road of BC Road around 35 years which is a quite impressive achievement ( stretch of merely around 25 km ) !!

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  • XAVIER D.SOUZA, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    Sir,

    Good idea to spend public money, Increase toll price now itself.

    We the land looser demand present market value if aquit'ion arrives in future , we demand Government Job for our family members .At least one post to each land looser like Industrial development aqut'ion which is in progress now, as this widening project is due to industrial development . Every land looser to be honored by providing the Government job to their dependent.

    Dear Land loosers be aware of this.

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  • amarnath, Bantwal

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    Dear readers ,if any body knows that who is deciding and what is main criteria to take consider before taking any highway overbridge requirements,please let us know. Because as i understand these are projects are merely for looting public money . This assumption came after looking BC Road Overbridge and now there is another protest to demolish!!!!.

    Please give your comments

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  • Anil Shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    Please Complete the Pump Well Flyover first, atleast by 2030.

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  • ramesh, dubai

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    I don't know how these idiot officer's are thinking.If they announce new road plan then existing contract will be terminated and remaining works will be deemed cancelled.Then present contractor will settle this issue with NHAI with some adjustment and they will clear from all burden.If new road as proposed is implemented then some of the city itself is vanished like surathkal,Baikampady,Farangipete etc.Instead they should think some bypass road like Mulky-Muluru-BC road. BC road-Kairangala-Thokkottu to reduce traffic.

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  • roy pinto, mangalore

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    JOKING WHAT - WE DON"T HAVE CORRECTLY ONE LANE ROAD HIGHWAY , AND THESE PEOPLE ARE PLANING OF 6 LANE .
    PUMP-WELL BRIDGE WORK IS GOING ON FROM MORE THEN 3 YEARS THAT ONLY NOT FINISHED AND SIX LANE WHEN .
    The estimated cost of this new project is Rs 925 crore
    900 CRORE FOR ALL HIGHWAY Authority PEOPLE of India AND MINISTERS .
    25 CRORE FOR 6 LANE HIGHWAY WORK .
    COMPLETING THIS PROJECT ON 2030.

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    ''COMPLETING THIS PROJECT ON 2030''

    Thats too early. More likely 2040

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    ''NHAI proposes to convert B C Road-Suratkal highway into six-lane''


    If you look at the current stretch right now ... some parts still look incomplete eg, railway bridge at baikampady. Do you people know when did current stretch start their work?? it was around 2003 - 2004. i think the kottara flyover took around 8 years to complete!!! and its badly designed like surathkal and BC road flyovers. only the flyover near AJ hospital is proper one though its parallel roads are badly designed.

    I visited Mangalore recently... that let me tell you that there are literally hundreds of potholes on that road. This is what we get for the road in India. well, i should not say India because I have traveled within India and I believe we have the worst ill-planned modern roads. if you people don't believe me please for once travel from Bangalore to Madras through the national highway. When you pass the Karnataka-Tamilnadu border you will notice the difference. I bet you it is a huge difference in the quality of work. Tamil Nadu road in on par with international standards.

    I believe this new six-lane proposal is nothing but a creation of another opportunity to make money for politicians and middlemen( since many might have lost their money through demonetization). they will take another 15-20 years to complete and in that time we have to suffer traveling during the construction phase. I know for sure that it will be another ill-planned substandard road. And not only that, most of the business and property owners will try to change the plan by contacting their corrupt buddy politicians to save their respective properties being claimed by the NHAI.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    I request them to start at least one project and complete in time. Now they will start all projects together and stop in the middle with the reason shortage of funds.

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  • RK, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    what kind of idiots are you NHAI OFFICIALS. Brainless people.

    Already spent crores to plant saplings ,new drainage and electric poles which is not even passed three years and now planning to construct new again .

    Please make B.C Road to Surathkal to Thotkottu as MCC limits

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    Detailed study need to be conducted and if viable the work to be entrusted to reputed company.

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  • Charles, Nanthoor

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    WOW!!! What a nice dream!!!!

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    NHAI officials are idiots. The current road plan in surathkal is complete mess.

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  • Satya, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    The present flyovers near Kuntikhan, Kottar chowki, Kulur and Surathkal look like ancient ruins of Hampi....................This is the quality of our new roads. 90% commission and only 10% of the funds used for actual construction.

    Each time you pass by these so called flyovers you feel ashamed. Indian companies like L&T and Shapoorji Pallonji are building ultra modern world class bridges and roads overseas, but are not utilized to build our in house infrastructure. Most of the bridges and roads in India are built by relatives of politicians. Therefore the quality of our roads will never improve.

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    why they not proposed when thy making 4 lane work?? this is the Vision ???? just to loot the tax payers money this is the vision....jai ho..the Great India..

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  • Sachin Shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    Give the works to L&T or else it will take at-least 50 years to complete.

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  • Guru, Kerala

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    First let them provide a road which is good in condition. Let the authority take measurement where 2 big buses pass at a time in one line other side also the same with a good condition road that is only we want. While making it 6 lines and development of the country ,state is absolutely right but it may pull out many families houses and residences. practically its not possible as there is high population density.
    i say all these based on my experience in a developed country in europe. There high ways are like us but satellite controlled signals and good conditioned road nothing else. here saying all these tenders, contracts and half of this money goes to the pockets of middle people. there the government is having their own workers to do the public construction works. how like our government officials work

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  • Jude, Bejai

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    What about Nanthoor junction Sir.

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  • Pradeep, Mulki

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    Asphalt the existing highway, repair the potholes. Close the dangerous junctions by underpass and construct flyovers like Kaup town. This will be appreciated by the citizens of Mangalore & Udupi.

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  • Ahmed K. C., Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    But, not ircon. Navyug is better.

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  • Abhijit, M'lore

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    Both are worst, Pumpwell & Thokkottu fly over has become a never ending process under Navyuga.

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  • Anil Shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    It’s not Navayuga that’s respomsible, for the Pump well flyover But IRCON. Navayuga is responsible for the Kundapur- Suratkal stretch and IRCON The Suratkal- BC Road stretch.

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  • hussain, mangalore

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    sirs, before starting train (Rail .....) please, a request to NHIA authority please complete the construction works flyover at pump well circle and thokkotu junction. motorists and people are suffering from dead slow work is in progress from last 5 years or so

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  • Manohar, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    First complete incomplete work of the subject road.
    How many more years needed to bring to one shape of pumpwell flyover?

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  • Vijay, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    What about Mangalore to karkal highway four lane .? No information . Couple of years ago it was said work to start soon. Gurpur bridge is nearing its 100th birthday and in a bad shape.

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  • Vinit D, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    Very bad planning. Why should this road pass through mangalore?. Why cant they build a alternative road that starts far before BC road and connects Surathkal from behind. This would be definetly cheaper and will develop new areas and also be faster for motorists. This would reduce congestion, pollution and accidents which are bound to happen when a highway cuts across a city. If other places in karnataka can have bypass roads for highways , why do these NHAI insist on routing all the heavy oil/chemical tankers and dagerous cargo vehicles through Mangalore city roads.

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  • Bala, Urwa

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    This NHAI officials are not locals.They propose incompetent projects to this area.They should have thought this 10years ago.Our representative s are good for nothing See the flyovers of this area and the curves on the highways(,padil...thumbay) are not up to the IRC standards.Our representatives know all these things.But they travel eyes closed..

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    This is a well thought ploy to continue toll collection at Surathkal which expires in July 2018 by NHAI & Government at Centre.

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    Present four lane with service road is incomplete and thinking of another impossible.
    Kindly first do fly over 4 lanes at Surathkal and Kottara Chawki.

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  • Devkumar, Mangalore/New Delhi

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    Any of your suggestion will only entertain after two months. Incomplete task will be granted after that period only. Tab tak sabar rakho..jaldi kya hai..

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  • SHAHID, SHIRVA

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    UTJA BETE SUBHA HOGAI...

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    What !!!! after 2 months the central govt is going to change ???????????

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  • Khaleej, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    NH 66 surathkal strech is One of the best example for worst infrastructure

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  • vivek, hirebyle / abu dhabi

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    Please do it Manglore will Prosper ......Road widening means several Families on Street ........anyway Modiji taught to sell Pakoda.........that too selling pakoda in 6 Lane streets

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  • AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE

    Mon, Feb 26 2018

    One suggestion: Our roads seem to be too straight. Some more curves could be added for esthetic beauty. Then send the photos for Guinness Book. Many 'surangas' and 'pergude mate' like newly inaugurated padil underpass need to be multiplied. By the way, gurudwaras of churches, temples and mosques should not be touched. That's for our vote bank. That's called progress in Indian style. Our MP has said, Tall Gates would be removed once the time line is over. What an intelligent statement we clapped for.

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