Development is reviewed in the light of the Indian Road Development Plan (1981-2001). The need for more funds for the development and maintenance of the network is also discussed. Although the planned density of 51km length per 100 square km has been achieved in Karnataka there has been a shortfall in the category of National Highways and other District Roads. Traffic intensity is increasing rapidly at around 21 per cent per year on State Highways and at nearly 16 per cent per year on village roads. It is planned that State Highways should be such that all major industrial centres are connected. All villages with a population of 1500 and above should be served by at least one major district road. Some of the State Highways to be upgraded to National Highways have not yet been completed. National Highways are developed and maintained by the central government. State Highways and Major District roads are the responsibility of the State of Karnataka. Other roads are the responsibility of the Forest Department. Expressways are planned for high volume through routes; one corridor is between the state capital Bangalore and Mysore, a rapidly developing industrial city and tourist centre. Private sector participation on a toll collection basis is envisaged for expressways.

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    Indian Roads Congress

    Jamnagar House, Shahjahan Road
    New Delhi,   India  110 011
  • Authors:
    • RAO, Y U
  • Publication Date: 1993-12


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Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 47-51
  • Serial:
    • Indian Highways
    • Volume: 21
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: Indian Roads Congress
    • ISSN: 0376-7256

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  • Accession Number: 00665193
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1994 12:00AM