Work on an eight-lane highway connecting Bengaluru with Mysuru will commence on 8 January 2019. On Saturday, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy made the announcement after he reviewed national highway projects in the state. He has directed officials to begin the process of obtaining clearances for the initiative.
Karnataka Road Development Corporation Ltd (KRDCL) and the Revenue Department have been asked to complete impending works. Furthermore, the Forest Department has been approached with requests for clearances so that the project can gain momentum.
Post completion of the project, the travel time between the two cities will reportedly reduce substantially. As much as 1,954 km of national highway works are being carried out currently in Karnataka and the Chief Minister said that another 516 km will be added.
Officials have been given the task of identifying land that can be given alternatively to those who are going to lose it due to the acquisition process. The land then will have to be approved by the Deputy Commissioner of Ramanagara.
The New Indian Express reported that a meeting was held between several representatives of the National Highways Authority of India and Public Works Department Minister H D Revanna.