Four students from Belgaum’s Angadi Institute of Technology & Management namely Durgesh Kamat, Kunal Sambrekar, Mahantesh Yaraganavi and Vishal Patil have prepared a Project Report on Outer Ring Road for Belgaum City and submitted it to DC N Jayram.
The students have been working on the first phase of the outer ring road that stretches for a distance of 19.35 km and starts from Kakti and passes through Goundwad, Kangrali, Hindalga, Savgaon, Mandoli and Piranwadi. The students have been working on the project for last 4 months and have come up with the report consisting of Earthwork Calculations, Highway Design, Land Acquisition Schedule and Environmental Impact Assessment.
The total project cost is estimated to be 200Crore INR for the first phase of the outer ring road and about 140 acre of land will have to be acquired. The ring road shall be 4 lane divided carriage way with a width of 30mtr.
The outer ring road for will significantly reduce the traffic congestion inside the city by diverting the traffic flow along the outer ring road. And also expand the city horizons there by bringing the rural surroundings of Belgaum near to the city. “As the city is growing rapidly there is very less scope for road expansion in the inner parts of the city and with growing traffic an outer ring road would be inevitable” said the students.
The phase 2 of the outer ring road shall stretch from Kakti, Mutennati, Kanbargi, Pethshapur, and Piranwadi. The total length of ring road shall be 43 km. On completion of both phases 1 and 2 the traffic problems in the city will have significantly dropped down and there would be economic growth with the existence of the new localities.
“We are incredibly thankful to everyone who helped us, our guide Vijay Kumbar, officers of Public Works Department and Belgaum Urban Development Authority. As civil engineers we wanted to do a project which would be helpful for the society at large and solves some of the basic issues prevailing for the city right now. We are looking forward to working on Phase 2 of the ring road if there is an opportunity”, said the students.