Goa-Karnataka NH17 coastal highway about to finish, Minister Nitin Gadkari shares photos on Twitter  

The Goa-Karantaka highway’s NH17 segment has been beautifully captured in photos given by the Union Minister of Road, Transport, and Highways. Gadkari stated on Twitter that the project for the 4-Laning of Goa/Karnataka Border to Kundapur part of NH-17 in the State of Karnataka is almost finished. One of the most attractive highways in India, this 187 km length of road features the Arabian Sea shoreline on one side and the Western Ghats on the other. An essential coastal highway link between west and south India will be created by this project.

“World Class Infrastructure: The Foundation Pillar of #NewIndia The project for 4-Laning of Goa/Karnataka Border to Kundapur section of NH-17 in the State of Karnataka is near completion,” Nitin Gadkari tweeted.

“Spanning a length of ~187 KM, this stretch has Arabian sea coast on one side and Western Ghats on the other side. Magnificent due to its scenic view, this project is an important coastal highway link between west and south India,” he further added.

According to Nitin Gadkari, who provided an update, 173 kilometres (92.42 percent of the total work) have now been finished, and the remaining kilometres will be finished by December 2022. The strategic route travels through a range of landscapes, with mountainous and undulating terrain accounting for about half of its length.

“The strategic highway passes through a variety of terrains with almost 50% of the length passing through rolling terrain (45 km) and mountainous terrain (24 km). Presently ~173 Km (92.42 % of the total work is completed) and while traffic is open on the project, the remaining project will be completed by December 2022,” the minister tweeted.

Panvel, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Panaji, Margao, Karwar, Udupi, Surathkal, Mangalore, Kozhikode, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, and Kanyakumari are just a few of the important towns and cities connected by the route.

Nitin Gadkari tweeted, “Aimed at providing a world class road infrastructure experience to travellers, the alignment connects major cities & towns along the way including Panvel, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Panaji, Margao, Karwar, Udupi, Surathkal, Mangalore, Kozhikode, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, & Kanyakumari.”

He further added, “This highway development has helped in providing a new impetus to economic development in the project influence area with multifold opportunities for new commercial and industrial establishments. This has led to creation of direct & indirect jobs for the local population.”

According to Nitin Gadkari, the project would shorten commute times, avoid accidents, optimise vehicle operating costs, and contribute to fuel savings by reducing congestion for commuters between and within states.