The Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Public Works Department has written to Dr.Sukhbir Singh Sandhu, Chairman, National Highways Authority of India informing him, in-principal approval to bear 50% of land acquisition cost (i.e. Rs.140 crores) for the construction of Belagavi Ring in the State of Karnataka.
The Regional Officer, NHAI, Bengaluru, has brought to the notice of the Karnataka Government that NHAI is taking up the Belagavi Ring Road project ( 4/6 lane Ring Road in Belagavi city connecting Zadshapur village on NH 4A to Bennalli village on NH-4) on top priority and currently DPR is in an advanced stage of finalization.
The estimated Land Acquisition cost for the project is approximately Rs.280 crores for the construction of 4 Laving of Belagavi Ring Road having 69.25 Km. length.
He has requested the State Government to accord consent for bearing 50% of Land Acquisition cost for further appraisal and approval of the project.
In this regard, after examination of the proposal, the State Government, hereby accords in-principal approval to bear 50% of land acquisition cost (i.e. Rs.140 crores) for the construction of Belagavi Ring in the State of Karnataka. Therefore, NHAI is requested to take up the construction of Ring road for Belagavi, Karnataka.
A 69 km ring road for Belagavi has been approved under the Bharatmala 6 project. As per the September 2017 notification of any NHAI project being implemented in the state, the state will have to bear 50% of the land acquisition cost, this was not there earlier.
This project was first envisaged and DPR was prepared in 2017 and around 9 alignments were studied which would align with the National Highway and ease the traffic load in the city. The project has been divided into 3 separate packages for ease of execution.
After the tender is awarded it may take 24 months for the project to be completed of 58 kms out of the 69 kms. The remaining 11 kms stretch comes under Forest for which approvals will have to be taken and as there are 3 separate packages 2 can be executed and one even if delayed will ease a load of traffic in the city.