The Union Transport Minister has announced the construction of a new six-lane national highway in Karnataka by the National Highways Authority of India at an investment of ₹1,400 crore. The 72-km highway will connect Chitradurga and Davangere, and is expected to improve connectivity and reduce travel time between the two towns. The project will also improve transportation between the IT capital, Bengaluru and the financial capital, Mumbai.
The project aims to use sustainable methods and materials, such as plastic in bituminous concrete and milling material in service roads, in order to reduce maintenance costs in the future. This project is in addition to the recent announcement of the construction of a highway between Nelamangala and Devihalli in Karnataka, which falls under National Highway-75, as stated by Nitin Gadkari in a recent statement.