The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister, has given its approval for development of the four laning of the Hospet-Bellary-Karnataka/Andhra Pradesh Border section of National Highway – 63 in Karnataka.
This work will be under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase-IV. The approval is on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis.
The cost is estimated to be Rs.1621.96 crore including cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities. The total length of the road will be approximately 95.37 kms. It is estimated that 4,076 mandays are required for construction of one kilometre of highways. As such, employment potential of 3,88,728 (approx.) mandays will be generated locally during the construction period.
The main object of the project is to expedite the improvement of infrastructure in Karnataka and also in reducing the time and cost of travel for traffic, particularly heavy traffic, plying on the Hospet-Bellary-Karnataka/Andhra Pradesh Border sector of NH-63. The development of this stretch will also help in uplifting the socio-economic condition of the concerned regions of the State and would also increase employment potential for local labourers for project activities.