Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said that the Bengaluru Nidaghatta section of the under-construction Bengaluru – Mysore expressway is progressing well.
Bengaluru – Mysore expressway involves six laning of NH-275 along with two-lane service roads on both sides, making it a 10-lane highway. It consists of both brownfield and greenfield sections.
This expressway, taken up with over Rs 8,000 crore, is likely to be completed by the year-end and reduce travel time between the major cities of Karnataka to less than 90 minutes from the current three hours.
The expressway project is being developed under two packages. The first one runs from Bengaluru to Nidaghatta in Maddur taluk for around 56 km, and the second package, which is 61 km long, connects Nidaghatta to Myusuru.
“New India of the 21st Century is focused on building the best infrastructure facilities in the world. Keeping it in mind, the project for Six laning of Bengaluru Nidaghatta Section of NH-275 is progressing ahead with lots of promises,” Gadkari said in a series of tweets.
Gadkari said that the Bangalore to Nidaghatta section is a crucial stretch to tourism and the economy as it passes through the towns of Bidadi, Channapatana and Ramanagara, having the largest market for silk cocoons in Asia and provides access to the country’s only vulture sanctuary and will be connecting Srirangapatna, Mysore, Ooty, Kerala and Coorg.
“Special care has been taken on the project with road safety enhancements like eliminating the at-grade Junctions and providing vehicular underpasses and overpasses to nullify the accidents,” the union minister added.
Also, this expressway stretch consists of six bypasses at Bidadi, Ramanagara, Channarayapatna, Maddur, Mandya and Srirangapatna. These are expected to reduce traffic congestion and enhance road safety.