The work on the 82-km stretch of national highway NH4A from Belagavi to the Goa border via Khanapur, Gunji and Ramnagar has already commenced but has not gained pace due to vehicular traffic.
On Wednesday the road towards Anmod from Ramnagar circle was totally closed and all vehicles were diverted.
The contractor Dilip buildcon got permission from the Deputy Commissioner to block the said road and from December 12, 2018 the said road which is part of NH4A Belagavi to Panjim has been closed at Ramnagar now.
Vehicles from Hubballi will now have to take the Yellapur – Karwar route .
The students from the nearby villages who come to Londa for studies will be affected.
LMV’s can take NH54 –Jamboti SH31- Chorla as alternative routes or the Belagavi-Chandagad-Amboli – Sawantwadi-Goa route.
However, the heavy vehicles will have to take the Amboli- Swantwadi route only. The time frame for the upgradation may take upto 24 months. Work has already commenced near Desur.
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