Public Works Department, Government of Karnataka
State Highway Development Project
Project Implementation Unit

The Government of Karnataka under the aegis of Project Implementation Unit-State Highway Development Project, Public Works Department is taking up Re-construction, Widening, Strengthening and Renewal of State Highways as a part of improvements to Core Road Network in the State of Karnataka.

  • The State Govt. has accorded approval for improvements to 15000 KM of core road network in the state.
  • The State Highway Development Project (SHDP) was created to develop 10500 KMs of State Highway (SH) and Major District Road (MDR) on a project mode vide G.O.No. PWD 137 EAP 2011, Bengaluru, Dated: 04-11-2011.

The Construction works include but are not limited to:

  • Reconstruction of the crust in the dilapidated reaches. Re-construction would typically involve building the base and surface courses of an existing road to desired technical specifications and / or improving the geometrics of the road, as required in accordance with traffic condition.
  • The widening of the carriageway to Intermediate lane/ Two lane to accommodate the design traffic (in terms of PCU).
  • Strengthening the existing road by providing overlays and/or rebuilding the insufficient crust at stretches.
  • Resurfacing of the existing road for improving the riding quality.
  • Construction of side drains.
  • Providing Road markings and Road Furnitures.
  • Traffic management and Maintenance of diversion road.
  • Environmental protection measures.

This project is fully sponsored by Govt. of Karnataka through budgetary support. The improvements are undertaken in a project mode since it is time bound.

The Project is being implemented by the existing PW Department Sub-Divisions and Divisions headed by Assistant Executive Engineer and Executive Engineer respectively. There are 9 Circles in the State headed by Superintending Engineer. The Project Management Consultants have been employed for each Circle. The Project is monitored by PIU-SHDP.

The Project Implementation Unit - State Highway Development Project at Bangalore, (PIU-SHDP) is headed by Chief Project Officer for monitoring and implementation of these projects. The technical wing is headed by Chief Engineer and supported by 2 Superintending Engineers, 4 Executive Engineers, 8 Assistant Executive Engineers and 16 Assistant Engineers. The Accounts section is headed by Additional Director of Accounts.