NH 748A Belgaum Raichur: Karnataka to Witness a Major Infrastructure Transformation with the Development of Belagavi Raichur Highway
Karnataka is one of the most prosperous states in India, known for its rich culture, tourism, and industries. The state is now on the verge of a major infrastructure transformation, with the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) applying for Environmental Clearance (EC) for the development of the NH784A Belagavi-Hungund-Raichur Highway(NH 748A Belgaum Raichur) section of EC(Economic Corridor)-10, under the Bharatmala Pariyojana. This road is set to play a crucial role in connecting different parts of Karnataka and neighboring states, thereby boosting the economic growth of the region.
The proposed four/six-lane highway (NH 748A Belgaum Raichur) will start from Shaganamatti village in Belagavi district, interchange with the proposed Pune-Bengaluru Expressway near Kerur, pass through Ramdurg and Badami, and finally end near Hegsanhalli village in Raichur district, connecting with the Surat-Chennai Expressway. With this, North Karnataka will have access to two expressways, and a newly widened Belagavi-Raichur National Highway, which will lead to improved connectivity and reduced travel time.
The road will start from Shaganamatti village in Belagavi district and end at Hegsanhalli village in Raichur district, covering a distance of 319.38 km. The project involves widening the existing highway to a 4/6 lane expressway, with the aim of improving connectivity, reducing travel time, and boosting economic growth in the region. The road will connect the northern districts of Karnataka, including Belagavi, Bagalkot, Bijapur, and Raichur, with the rest of the state and the country.
The Surat-Chennai Expressway, which has already started in Telangana and Karnataka, is one of the most significant infrastructure projects in India and will pass through ten states, connecting Gujarat in the west to Tamil Nadu in the south. It is expected to reduce travel time between Surat and Chennai from 30 hours to 16 hours, thereby saving time, fuel, and transportation costs. The new Pune-Bengaluru Expressway, which is currently in the process of land acquisition, will connect two major cities of India and significantly reduce travel time.
The development of the NH 748A Belgaum Raichur section of Economic Corridor-10 will provide numerous benefits to the people of Karnataka. Firstly, it will create job opportunities and stimulate economic growth in the region. The new highway will pass through several industrial areas, providing easier access to markets and transportation. Secondly, it will improve connectivity and reduce travel time, thereby boosting tourism and trade. Thirdly, it will help in the development of rural areas by improving access to healthcare, education, and other basic amenities.
Environmental Clearance (EC) is a mandatory process for any project that may have an impact on the environment. The EC is granted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) after conducting a detailed environmental impact assessment (EIA) study. The study evaluates the potential impact of the project on the environment, including air and water pollution, land use change, and biodiversity loss. The study also considers the social and economic impacts of the project and suggests measures to mitigate any negative impact.
The development of the Belagavi-Raichur NH-748A (NH 748A Belgaum Raichur) is a significant step towards improving the infrastructure in Karnataka. The project will provide connectivity to two major expressways, the Pune-Bengaluru Expressway, and the Surat-Chennai Expressway, and enhance the economic growth of the northern districts of Karnataka. The NHAI’s application for EC is a positive sign, and it is expected that the project will be completed on time.
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