Work on Rs 177-cr four-laning of Hubli-Dharwad road soon

Our Bureau Hubli | Updated on March 03, 2011


The long-pending demand of four-laning of 19 kilometres of Hubli-Dharwad road is getting fulfilled.

Bhoomi puja (ground breaking) for the Rs 177.73-crore four-laning project will be held on Saturday (March 5) here.

Announcing this, the Dharwad district-in-charge and Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister, Mr Jagadish Shettar, on Wednesday said the Centre's contribution is Rs 100 crore and the State Government's share is Rs 77.73 crore.

“The tender for the project has been finalised and work order will be issued to the contractor shortly. The project is expected to completed in 18 to 24 months,” he added.

The Minister said total length of the four lane is 19 km. It starts from Hosur Circle at Hubli and stretches up to Jubilee Circle at Dharwad.

The district administration has recommended 13.75 kilometres of concrete road be laid between Unakal cross/tank in Hubli to Vidyagiri in Dharwad.


The road project has underpasses to decongest traffic between the two cities at Unkal, Navanagar, Bhairidevarakoppa and a road over bridge at Navalur.

As part of the project, traffic junction improvement works is also being taken up at the Jubilee Circle, Court Circle, NTTF Junction in Dharwad and Hosur Circle in Hubli, Mr Shettar said.

“The Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board (KUWSDB) has been paid Rs 2.84 crore for shifting the existing water supply lines on the route,” he added.

The Deputy Commissioner, Dharwad, Mr Darpan Jain said that the district administration was also contemplating on shifting of the trees and replanting them in cases where it was possible.

Talking about twin cities getting Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS), Mr Shettar a Rs 500-crore project is planned with the assistance of the World Bank.

Mr Jain said that the proposal on BRTS was still in a nascent stage and preliminary survey on the land requirement was on and other technical issues were being worked out.

Published on March 03, 2011

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