Six-lane express-way Tender Published for Hubbali and Dharwad
After much postponement and a ton of wheeling and dealing, a delicate has been drifted for laying of the six-lane express-way – bypass and the four-lane service road among Hubbali and Dharwad.
In a public statement given from New Delhi, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi has said that the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) had published the tender to change over the 31 km-two-lane by-pass road among Hubballi and Dharwad into a six-lane express-way and for two-lane service-road on each side under EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) mode.
Mr. Joshi has said that the NHAI had published a tender for the work and the project workers were needed to present their offers before February 22. “Two & a half years has been fixed for the fulfillment of the task and the worker for hire needs to keep up with the street for the following 5 years,” he has said.
Release at toll Six-lane expressway in Published Tender
Under the new tender, it was proposed to remove all existing toll plazas and to suspend only one toll plaza.
Toll plaza to be built between Kelageri and Narendra will ensure that those traveling between Hubballi and Dharwad will be free /exempt from paying this amount.
Mr. Joshi said that although the Pune-Bengaluru National Highway was extended into a six-lane road, the road past Hubballi-Dharwad has always been a two-lane road, leading to congestion and common accidents. Based on expert opinion, the proposal to expand the transit area was prepared and subsequently, Mr. Joshi had submitted it to the Union Government.
₹ 1,200 cr. Project Value:
The total cost of the project is 1,200 million. The Union Government has approved ₹ 800 crores for a six-lane express-way and a four-lane service road and another R400 crore for land acquisition, DPR repairs, and joint operations.
Mr. Joshi thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari for authorizing the project.
It may be recalled that frequent accidents in a remote area have led to the future, especially after a horrific road accident claimed the lives of 11 Davangere women. The accident and the congested road also drew the attention of the Supreme Court, which sought a report from the State Government on remedial measures taken. However, technical problems delayed the project as the contract for the preparation of the existing transit area and toll collection was still in effect.