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Two vehicular overpass, one underpass to be constructed at main junctions on NH 66

The Nationwide Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has authorized proposals to assemble two vehicular overpass and an underpass at three black spots on Nationwide Freeway 66 between Mangaluru and Kundapur, together with KPT Junction right here, at an estimated price of ₹95 crore.

Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel in a communique right here stated that NHAI headquarters has authorized a proposal from its Mangaluru Venture Implementation Unit (PIU) to undertake long-term measures to mitigate woes at KPT Junction. The vehicular overpass at this junction, the place Bejai Most important Highway and Airport Highway meet Nationwide Freeway 66, shall be constructed at an estimated price of ₹34.6 crore.

Mr. Kateel stated that the overpass will have the ability to deal with site visitors bottleneck on the busy junction and tenders shall be floated for the development quickly. He thanked Union Highway Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari for sanctioning the venture.

In Udupi district

NHAI Headquarters has additionally authorized proposals from the Venture Director of Mangaluru PIU to undertake long-term measures to mitigate site visitors woes at Ambalapady Junction and Kallianapura Santhekatte Junction on the nationwide freeway in Udupi district.

Whereas a vehicular overpass shall be constructed at Santhekatte Junction at an estimated price of ₹27.4 crore, a double-cell vehicular underpass shall be constructed at Ambalapady Junction at an estimated price of ₹27.49 crore. The Hindu had lately highlighted the site visitors woes at Santhekatte Junction in these columns.

Tenders quickly

NHAI Mangaluru Venture Director Shishu Mohan instructed The Hindu that NHAI Regional Workplace will invite tenders quickly for the development of those constructions at these locations. Receiving bids and their technical and monetary analysis might take about three months and tenders are prone to be awarded by January. Works shall be executed with NHAI’s personal funds, he stated.

He despatched the proposals to the headquarters on June 24 and July 12 this yr, looking for instant sanction of the initiatives to mitigate hardship to street customers.

Requested about NHAI’s plans for Nanthoor Junction in Mangaluru, a significant site visitors bottleneck, Mr. Mohan stated that the work entails land acquisition too. The PIU is understanding the modalities and shortly some resolution will come, he stated.

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