Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway will contribute to Karnataka’s growth trajectory.
PM Modi made the remarks while responding to a tweet thread by Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on the Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway.
In his thread, Gadkari informed that the construction of Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway project aims to improve accessibility to regions such as Shrirangpatna, Coorg, Ooty, and Kerala, thereby bolstering their tourism potential.
“The construction of the Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway, which encompasses a portion of NH-275, also entails the development of four rail overbridges, nine significant bridges, 40 minor bridges, and 89 underpasses and overpasses,” Gadkari said.
Responding to the minister’s tweet thread on the Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway project, PM Modi said, “An important connectivity project which will contribute to Karnataka’s growth trajectory.”
With most portions of the expressway open for vehicular traffic, the opening of the 7-km-long Srirangapatna bypass in February, marked the completion of the project.
While the Srirangapatna Bypass was opened for commuters on 28 January, another critical link — the Mandya bypass — was opened three days before that.
The 10-lane expressway (two-lane service roads on both sides) was conceptualised and executed as two distinct packages: 58 km Phase-1 between Bengaluru and Nidaghatta and 61 km Phase-2 between Nidaghatta and Mysore.
The expressway comprises of 8-km-long elevated corridors, nine major bridges, 42 minor bridges, 64 underpasses, 11 overpasses, four Road-Over-Bridges (ROBs) and five bypasses.
The expressway comprises six bypasses at Bidadi (7 km), Ramanagara and Channapatna (22 km), Maddur (7 km), Mandya (10 km) and Srirangapatna (7km).
The project’s estimated cost is more than Rs 8,000 crore and includes brownfield and greenfield sections. Leading infrastructure firm Dilip Buildcon executed both packages.
The expressway originates near the NICE Road on the outskirts of Bengaluru and terminates near the Outer Ring Road junction in Mysuru.
The expressway is set to reduce the travel time between Bengaluru and Mysuru to 90 minutes.