Mangaluru, July 14, 2018: Concreting work complete, periphery work too is coming to an end for phase 2 of Shiradi Ghat reconstruction, the crucial link connecting the coast with the hinterland will be opened to traffic tomorrow July 15, Sunday.
The stretch will be inaugurated by Public Works Minister H.D. Revanna and Housing and Urban Development Minister U.T. Khader, at 11.30 a.m. at Gundya in Dakshina Kannada, marking an end to six months’ ordeal of road users who had to take alternative routes.
The road has been in a bad condition since 2007-08. Though the National Highways Division of the State PWD did the annual ritual of maintenance by spending a couple of crore rupees, the ghat remained in a pathetic condition following movement of heavy goods-laden vehicles, including iron-ore transporting trucks. Senior officials, including Chief Engineer M. Ganesh and Superintending Engineer Raghavan of PWD’s NH division inspected the Package 2 stretch on Thursday.
Shiradi Ghat details : Total length: 37 km; concreted length: 26 km. Phase 1: btween Heggadde and Kempu Hole Guest House, Rs. 70 crore, completed between January and August 2015. Phase 2: between Kempu Hole Guest House and Adda Hole, 13 km, Rs. 61.57 crore, completed between January and July 2018
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