Solapur-Bijapur Section of National Highway-52 in Maharashtra and Karnataka will be four laned. The decision was taken in the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Under the project, more than 110 kms of road will be four laned and will cost Rs 1,889 crore including the cost of land acquisition and pre-construction activities.
The current two- lane road and passes through congested towns of Solapur, Takli, and Nandani in Maharashtra and Zalki, Horti and Bijapur in Karnataka. It is the connecting point between Southern India with Northern India. With the four laning project, the new road will serve as an alternative route to North South Corridor of the National Highways Development Programme.
The travelling time will be greatly reduced as bypasses will be constructed at Solapur and Bijapur.
Six flyovers will also be built thereby improving the infrastructure in Maharashtra and Karnataka. The flyovers would facilitate fast movement of traffic in Solapur, Mandrup, Zalki and Bijapur towns.