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Farmers oppose road connecting Panjim to Hyderabad bypass
June 30, 2012
BELGAUM: After strong resent to the proposed by-pass connecting Panjim-Belgaum NH4A to Halga, it is now the turn of proposed Hyderabad-Panjim bypass.
After getting news of the implementation of this new by-pass connecting the NH4A to Hyderabad road, farmers in the region have organised themselves against the proposed by-pass citing loss of fertile land.
“Farmers from Peeranwadi, Macche, Dhamane and other villages will lose hundreds of acres of fertile land for the Macche-Halga
by-pass. With the proposed Hyderabad-Panjim by-pass, several farmers will further lose their fertile lands,” Baburao Pingat, a farmer leader stated.
The proposed bypass will commence at NH4 and will pass through Old Belgaum, Vadgaon, Majgaon, Angol reaching NH4A at Peeranwadi-Macche, reducing tremendously rising traffic burden along the Belgaum city roads and also reducing the distance by about 10 kms and ensuring smoother traffic flow.
Vehicles will have to pass through Belgaum city to reach Hyderabad highway that commences from the NH4 and goes via Rabkavi, Bijapur, Gulbarga and Hyderabad covering a distance of 600 kms.
Commuters from Goa, Sindhudurg and South Kolhapur district go to Hyderabad via Belgaum due to lesser distance and better road. However, need for a by-pass to Hyderabad has arisen due to the increasing burden on Belgaum city roads.