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Widening of NH 7 into six-lane begins

Widening of NH 7 into six-lane begins

National Highways Auth­ority of India (NHAI) has awa­rded to Reliance Infrastructure a contract to widen the existing four-lane National Highway No. 7 from Bangalore to Krishnagiri (chainage 33.130 to 93.0) into a six-lane road. The project will be implemented at a cost of Rs 925 crore on build, operate and transfer (BOT) basis. The new structure will have three major flyovers, seven minor bridges, five vehicular underpasses and eight pedestrian underpasses. Accor­ding to NHAI, the project sho­uld be completed in 30 months from the date of the commen­cement of work. A separate Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) called Hosur-Krishnagiri Toll Road has been established by Reliance Infrastructure to implement the project. 

The Hosur-Krishnagiri toll road will have state-of-the-art Advanced Toll Management Services (ATMS) at the toll plazas to automate tolling and streamline the toll collection. Highway Toll Management System (HTMS) used on the project site will have CCTVs, speed detectors and other services to monitor traffic flow on the road.

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