The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has awarded two contracts worth Rs.3,918 crore in Karnataka under NHDP. The projects on NH 63 include ´four-laning of Hubli-Hospet section at Rs.2,293 crore to BSCPL-KNR (JV) and four-six laning of Hospet-Bellary-Karnataka/AP border Section for Rs.1,625 crore to Gammon India Ltd,´ the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said. The projects would be executed on EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) mode under the National Highways Development Project Phase IVB. The 144-km Hubli-Hospet section connects major district headquarters Gadag, Koppal, Hubal-Dharwad city to Hospet town and is home to many iron and steel industries. The 95-km Hospet-Bellary-Karnataka/AP border section falls in Bellary district.