Mangaluru: The process of acquiring land for the four-lane Kulshekhar-Moodbidri-Karkala national highway road work will begin soon. The project, which was stalled years before due to the protest of locals, is revived again by the national highway department.
Years ago, 3A notification was issued for an area of 33 acres through which the proposed four-lane national highway will pass through. However, during that time the process was stalled as the locals demanded that the land should be acquired for only 30-meter wide road and not 45 meters. Now, the national highway authority has decided to acquire land for 45-meter construction of road and the process is started already.
The 3A notification with regards to the acquiring of land for 45 meters of the national highway will be sent out in the month of September.
National Highway Authority will collect all the documents pertaining to the land acquisition from the taluk office. Survey for the second phase land acquisition is already started. Once all the survey work and documents are available, final 3D notification will be prepared. After this process, the consultant will prepare the agreement for the project, feasibility report and detailed project report (DPR).
"The process of land acquisition for the four-lane road of Mangaluru-Moodabidri-Karkala is in the preliminary stage. Once the centre gives the nod, the next step will be undertaken," said, Sasikant Senthil, DC, Dakshina Kannada district.