Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway is likely to be completed by October 2022 and reduce travel time between the major cities of Karnataka to less than 90 minutes from the current three hours.
“The 10-lane Bengaluru-Mysuru Economic Corridor is being constructed at record speed. Rs 8172 Cr economic corridor is likely to be completed by October 2022. It will reduce the travel time between the two cities by half from the current 3 hours to only 90 minutes,” Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said.
The economic corridor project between the two cities is being executed under Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I will and is estimated to cost over Rs 8,000 crore. The expressway project is being developed under two packages. The first one runs from Bengaluru to Nidaghatta in Maddur taluk, and the second package connects Nidaghatta to Myusuru.
Bhopal-based Dilip Buildcon was awarded the contract to construct both the packages – 56 km from Bengaluru to Nidagatta and 61 km from Nidagatta to Mysore.
The scope of the work also includes the construction of nine major bridges, 44 minor bridges and four road-over bridges and road under bridges.
Three elevated corridors are being built, including a 5 km section in the outskirts of Bengaluru, a 3 km section in Maddur, and the third one in Srirangapatna.
The 10-lane highway also includes two service roads on either side.