New highway linking Bengaluru, Pune to price Rs 40k crore- The New Indian Specific

By Specific Information Service

BELAGAVI: In an try to cut back burden on the present Nationwide Freeway-4 (a part of the Golden Quadrilateral) between Bengaluru and Pune, the Union Authorities has proposed to develop one other nationwide freeway to hyperlink each the cities.

The proposed new freeway, to be developed at an estimated price of Rs 40,000 crore, will assist cut back the space between Bengaluru and Pune by 75 km. In accordance with Union Minister for Highways and Street 
Transport Nitin Gadkari, the 699-km lengthy new nationwide freeway connecting each the cities, will cross by the drought-prone areas of Satara and Sangli districts in Maharashtra.

To minimise flood impact
Whereas attending a programme at Sangli, Gadkari stated that a number of elements of the present 775-km NH-4 between Bengaluru and Pune submerge throughout the monsoon season. He stated that the brand new freeway might be designed in such a fashion that at no level of time any a part of it should get flooded.

In latest instances, the visitors on NH-4 bought hampered on many events attributable to flooding of lots of its stretches, significantly between Belagavi and Kolhapur. The authorities involved have been discovering it powerful to divert the huge motion of automobiles by various routes.

The NH-4 is among the busiest nationwide highways on this area. A brand new freeway between Bengaluru and Pune would come as an enormous reduction to commuters, particularly throughout the wet season.

In Karnataka, the proposed nationwide freeway will cross by Belagavi, Bagalkot, Gadag, Koppal, Bellari, Davanagere, Chitradurga, and Tumakuru districts.

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