Mangaluru, Oct 18, 2015 : NHAI. SE - superintending engineer of National Highways Authority of India, Raghavan, stated that Shiradi Ghat stretch of national highway 75 between the city and Bengaluru will remain closed for four months from December this year. The second phase of works on the road is expected to be completed in four months.
He gave this information at the meeting of the district awareness committee held at Hoysala auditorium of zilla panchayat, Hassan. The first phase of 13 km road concreting was completed recently. Crash barrier construction has also been finished. Work of building 2.4 km of protective wall and 200 metres of culverts are yet to be completed. The contractors have time till November 2015, to finish these job.
He said that tender processes are continuing for the second phase of work, and that like in the past, works will be allowed to begin only after the contractors stock enough raw materials to complete over half of the road works. Although 24 months time is allotted as per contract rules for this work, but it will be ensured that the work is attended within four months. For taking up road works, the road will be closed.