Gadkari promises Rs. 1.1 lakh crore for developing State’s infrastructure

Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said his ministry would execute projects worth Rs. 1.1 lakh crore in Karnataka for expanding the national highway network and developing ports.

 

 

Mr. Gadkari announced that 4,000 km of national highway network would be added to the State’s existing national highway network of 9,632 km, involving an investment of Rs. 60,000 crore by December 2016.

The ministry would be spending Rs. 40,000 crore on various projects to be implemented in the State within two years.

DPR ready

The detailed project report for Bengaluru–Mysuru highway had been completed and the green tunnel proposal for Shiradi Ghat (linking Bengaluru and Mangaluru) would be taken up. He said the country’s national highway network would enhanced from 96,000 km to 1.5 lakh km by next year.

The capacity of the State’s all-weather New Mangalore Port Trust would be doubled at a cost of Rs. 10,000 crore by taking the total investment by his ministry in the State to Rs. 1,10,000 crore.

Four lighthouses would be constructed, involving an investment of Rs. 200 crore. The Tadadi port in Uttara Kannada would be developed on a PPP model by investing Rs. 2,500 crore, he said.

For Bengaluru

Mr. Gadkari declared complete support from the Centre for executing the peripheral ring road project, suburban railway system and expanding the metro rail network in and around Bengaluru.

Major announcements

Union Ministry of Highways to add 4,000 km of national highway network in the State

Karnataka has a national highway network of 9,632 km

Investment of Rs. 60,000 cr. for road development in Karnataka by December 2016

In 2017, an additional Rs. 40,000-crore investment for national highways

Capacity of the State’s all-weather New Mangalore Port Trust to be doubled at a cost of Rs. 10,000 crore

Four lighthouses to be constructed, involving an investment of Rs. 200 crore

Tadadi port in Uttara Kannada to be developed on a PPP model by investing Rs. 2,500 crore