Work of demolishing vacated buildings in Kushalnagar
The second phase of the Mysore-Bantwal State Highway has begun in right earnest. This ambitious project of the Karnataka Road Development Corporation (K.R.D.C.L) has been entrusted to the Hubli based RNN & Co. The Kodagu District administration has banned the movement of vehicles on the Madikeri- Mangalore highway from the 1st of December, to facilitate the road reconstruction.
In the first phase of work the road between Kushalnagar and Madikeri was widened and asphalted. Work of demolishing vacated buildings in Kushlanagar is on and the road is being widened to a width of 14 meters, shifting of utilities like electric poles and water pipe lines is being carried out on a war footing, so as to cause minimum discomfort to the residents..
The site engineers informed CLN that concrete of 14 cms thickness will be laid above the grid of stones foundation which measures 48 cms. The engineers further informed that 300 labourers are engaged in the work 24X7.
The authorities confirmed to CLN that the on going works would be completed by December 15th, 2010.
This important link road from the heart of Karnataka, Mysore, to the coastal boundary, Mangalore, was long neglected by successive governments and the contract was signed to up grade this, single lane high way to a two way high way by the Kumaraswamy led JD(S) Government and the residents of Kodagu, Sulliya, Puttur etc., pray for the early competition of this project, to ease their travel woes.