Union minister and Dharwad MP announced the same while inaugurating a few Smart City projects at Indira Gandhi Glass House (Mahatma Gandhi Park) in Hubballi.
Pralhad Joshi said that the Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has agreed to widen the Hubballi Dharwad bypass to 8 lanes. At present, it is 2 lanes only.
The 31.6km stretch of HD bypass will be built under EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) mode. Travelers between Hubballi and Dharwad will be exempted from paying the toll.
As per the tender, the project will be completed within 2 and half years. The contractor will maintain the road for the next 5 years.