From the Bangalore Mirror
By the end of 2016, the 62 kilometre state highway stretch between Belagavi and Yeragatti, passing through Sambra airport, is likely to be the model for safe corridor. While the World Bank will support the project with 80 per cent of funds, the state government will contribute 20 per cent of funds. As per the project, the entire 62 kilometers two-lane stretch will be engineered on par with international standards to ensure constant patrolling supported by latest technologies, round-the-clock health facilities, and sensitisation of the public and road users by agencies.
The project will redefine road safety aspects. With the safe corridor project, scientific management of roads and traffic will help in identifying the actual problem, besides ensuring safety of people and road users.
The stretch has 45 junctions and all the junctions will be refurbished as per international standards recommended by international road safety experts. The works include widening of roads, lane marking, junction upgradation, creation of signages, cycle tracks and asphalting. These correctional works will be completed by November-December, 2016.
Ensuring safety to pedestrians and cyclists, a separate cycle track and footpath will be laid out between Belagavi and Sambra airport (16 km),” Sharief revealed. The Education Department has also been roped in to create awareness and to sensitise people about the road safety rules.