Mangaluru-Bengaluru national highway widening work begins


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Oct 27: Widening of national highway 75 between the city and Bengaluru has begun again. The work, which was taken up in 2017, had been abandoned halfway by the L&T company in 2017. Now the widening work on the 65 km stretch of the highway between B C Road and Addahole has begun. As per the plans, this project has to be finished by the end of 2023.

The work of widening the road between B C Road and Addahole had earlier been given to L&T company for Rs 821 crore. The company which started work faced a lot of hurdles in executing the work.

In order to straighten the road, some private lands had been purchased and converted into roads. There was a need to use about 21 km of forest land. Because of heavy rainfall, stones and soil had started to fall down from the hills on the road already dug up. Therefore the road once laid had to be built again. The company withdrew from the contract and sought a compensation of Rs 108 crore from the highways authority.

Now the work has been given to two companies, one from B C Road to Periyashanti, and another from Periyashanti to Addahole. Both the works have begun together. The work of demolishing buildings and other structures on the private land required for the road widening is going on. MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, is optimistic that the road work will be completed by the end of 2023.

In order to avoid problems, the process of acquiring the entire land required for the road widening has been completed beforehand. Private and forest land have been acquired. The buildings standing by the roadside at Kalladka town have been demolished, and the work of levelling agricultural land is going on at a brisk pace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Prajwal, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 29 2021

    2023 ?? Just to make 70 km ? This is india for you , 2 years lol foreign country would have completed 70 km roads in less than a year , well that's more less than 6 months mybe

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  • NOWSHAD SHA, QATAR

    Thu, Oct 28 2021

    we are waiting for this project from long time. Requesting to project team please finish the work on time as mentioned in your contract. We don't want another pumpwell project here.

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  • kumara, abu dhabi

    Thu, Oct 28 2021

    hope the rain water flow has been taken into account after a survey,,

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  • habib, mangalore

    Thu, Oct 28 2021

    No need big roads again wee need to pay tolls for each 30 km , like surathkal and hejamdi . We have to pay road tax ,petrol tax after construction of road again tolls collection .

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  • Jossy Tauro, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 28 2021

    Let Nalin and Shoba stand on the road while work in progress. So that they can complete in 2023.Nalin is good in giving dates. But only God knows the date. Our tax payers money goes to half inministers pocket and rest to contractors. So Road also not completeing properly.

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  • Edmond, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 28 2021

    real kujuma, kodial: Hope you are aware which government was there in karnataka when the work was initially started? you mean that govt was corrupted? and also, you might be aware this is NHAI and if the contractor is not ready to start the work then what others can do do. thats the reason why the work has been assigned to other company now and started work.

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 28 2021

    It is mentioned L& T faced lot of hurdles - in executing the work- A five star (UP RIGHT COMPANY - L & T -- which cannot grease ) --- - faced hurdles means - the obvious - they could not take care of vested interests-- Now shared between 2 companies -- For such small lengths of road - later when it comes to maintenance - each will blame the other - they can do shoddy work - + get away -- Further the target is 2023 - when EVERY DAY with resources and modern equipments - kms can be completed -- HON MIN GADKARI - MIN gives always headline targets - per day from 12 kms to 30 kms --

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 28 2021

    ALSO TO NOTE THE ---the lane-kilometre concept, -- under this Govt -- new rules from about 3 years --- Under this new concept, the length of each road that is built is measured instead of counting the overall length of the highway. For instance if a 4-lane highway of one km is constructed it will be considered a four km road. At present irrespective of the number of the lanes, it is considered one lane--

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  • Rajan, mangalore

    Thu, Oct 28 2021

    ALSO TO NOTE THE ---the lane-kilometre concept, -- under this Govt -- new rules from about 3 years --- Under this new concept, the length of each road that is built is measured instead of counting the overall length of the highway. For instance if a 4-lane highway of one km is constructed it will be considered a four km road. ----- EARLIER --- irrespective of the number of the lanes, it was considered one lane--

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  • Mangalorean, Kudla

    Thu, Oct 28 2021

    ಎಲ್ ಅಂಡ್ ಟಿ ಕಂಪೆನಿರ್ದ್ ಕೈಕ್ ದಾಲ ಲಾಭ ತಿಕ್ಕಂದ್ ಪಂದ್ ಅವೆತ್ತ ಕೈರ್ದ್ ಕಾಂಟ್ರಾಕ್ಟ್ ತತ್ತುದು ಬೇತೆ ಕಂಪನಿಲೆಗ್ ಕಾಂಟ್ರಾಕ್ಟ್ ತಿಕ್ಕಿನಿ ತೋಜೋಡು , ಉಂದು ಎನ್ನ ಅಭಿಪ್ರಾಯೊ !

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, Oct 28 2021

    begins??? ending date only God knows....one of the worst corrupted states in our country....

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  • Mohan, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 28 2021

    Empty vessels make more noise

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  • Darshit, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 28 2021

    Will it have wider potholes or will they be of the usual size?

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 28 2021

    I think there will be potholes on all the lanes.🤣

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Thu, Oct 28 2021

    The Udupi DK highway COMPLETELY destroyed nature with all trees gone and smog on road ENTIRE YEAR LONG.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Wed, Oct 27 2021

    What about Mangaluru - Mumbai ...

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  • Balu, Udupi

    Thu, Oct 28 2021

    It should be Mangalore - Nallasopara

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  • Ganesh M, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 27 2021

    Road from sakleshpura to Hassan needs to be widened.

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  • Nalin, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 28 2021

    Ok. Noted.

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