Infrastructure boost for Karnataka: Cabinet approves four laning of Hubli-Hospet section of NH-63

By: | Published: June 22, 2016 4:30 PM

PM Narendra Modi-chaired Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved the four laning of Hubli-Hospet Section of NH-63 in Karnataka.

The total length of the road to be developed is approximately 144 kms. (Express Photo)The total length of the road to be developed is approximately 144 kms. (Expressway photo from NHAI)

PM Narendra Modi-chaired Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved the four laning of Hubli-Hospet Section of NH-63 in Karnataka. The cost of four laning is likely to be Rs 2272.20 crore. This includes cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities.

The total length of the road to be developed is approximately 144 kms. This work will be done under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase-IV on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis.
According to the government release, the project will help in expediting the improvement of infrastructure in Karnataka and in reducing the time and cost of travel for traffic, particularly heavy traffic, plying between Hubli and Hospet section. “The development of this stretch will also help in uplifting the socio-economic condition of this region in the state,” the release said.
According to the government, this infrastructure development would also increase employment potential for local labourers for project activities. It has been estimated that a total number of 4,076 mandays are required for construction of one kilometre of highway. As such, employment potential of 5,86,600 (approx.) mandays will be generated locally during the construction period of this stretch, the release said.

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