The long-awaited widening of the Belagavi to Goa via Khanapur has commenced near Desur Cross, currently, the only land where there are no crops is been flattened and work will pick up pace after the rains the contractor said.
NHAI has awarded the tenders to two firms for Phase 1 and Phase 2. Both will have one toll plaza.
4 Laning of Belagavi-Khanapur Section (Km 0.000-Km 30.800) (Design Chainage Km 0.000 to Km 30.000) of NH-4A in the State of Karnataka on Hybrid Annuity Mode(Package I) has been awarded to M/s Ashoka Concessions Ltd.
Length: 30 Km
Cost: 856.20 Crores
Toll Plaza: Km 19+200
Khanapur – Anmod Section
2 Laning with paved shoulder from 30+800 to 70+800 km and 2 laning without paved shoulder from 70+800 to Karnataka/Goa border 84+120 Km has been awarded to M/s Dilip Buildcon Ltd.
Length: 52.3 Km
Cost: 486.78 Crores
The upgradation of the existing road to entirely 4 lane is affected by the restriction of available land due to both protected and non-protected forest patches along the project corridor. The available RoW (Right of Way) and the proposed sectional width have been proposed as follows:
From 0 to 15.4 KM Proposed width 60 M – Private Land
From 15.4 to 22 KM proposed width 45 M – Non-Protected forest with intermittent private land
From 22 to 27.9 KM proposed width 60 M – Private Land
From 27.9 to 30 KM proposed width 45 M – Non-Protected forest land