In his written reply to Nalin Kumar Kateel, the Nitin Gadkari said that currently, 14 projects of four-laning of national highways in Karnataka comprising a length of about 1,209 km with a total cost of about Rs 17,263 crores are in different stages of implementation.
The Belagavi to Khanapur road is 30.07% completed.
The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) is executing 14 projects of four-laning of national highways in Karnataka, in which 6 projects are running behind the schedule due to the delay in acquiring land and forest clearance, Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari informed the Lok Sabha during the ongoing Monsoon Session.
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.
Two Laning with Paved Shoulder and Four-Laning from km 30.00 to km 81.9 of NH-4A (Immediate Two Laning) and km 0.00 to km 30.00 of NH-4A (Immediate Four Laning) Subsequent Four Laning – from km 30.00 to km 81.9 of NH-4A – Stage Construction from Two Laning to Four Laning .