First axe of four laning of NH4A of Belgaum-Khanpur Section on trees
The FOUR laning of the NH4A of Belgaum-Khanpur Section(Km 0.00 to Km 30.00) and 2 Laning with paved sholuders of Khanpur-Karnataka/Goa border.(Km 30.00 to Km 84.120) has been awarded to M/s GVR Infra Projects-RMN Infrastructure Ltd in July 2010 under the NHDP Phase IIIA.
The work has begun at some sections and currently HUGE TREES are being cut after Desur on the same road. Currently one can see huge reaps of wood cut and placed on the sides of the road. If one can recollect this road has a lot of green trees which are very old but for this four laning all the trees will have to be cut down.
The entire stretch is of 81.89 kms and the entire project cost is Rs.359 crores. The project is a Public Private Participation on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) Toll basis project.
The road would be 4 laned until Khanapur and then it will be two laned until Goa border. Further in stage 2 of the project the road would be 4 laned and 6 laned respectively.
Provisions for tolling system and toll plaza have been proposed at km 18.835 ( this will be somewhere after Alma Motors near Desur) and km 66.315 (just near Anmod Ghat).