Two-Wheelers Likely To Be Banned On Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway, To Promote Road Safety


The new expressway that connects Bengaluru and Mysuru gears up to ban two-wheelers from its main carriageway.

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is currently considering a proposal to ban two-wheeler vehicles, three-wheelers, and agricultural vehicles as a safety precaution. Only service roads would allow these restricted vehicles.

NHAI officials have revealed that their proposal needs to be approved and once published in the government’s gazette notification list, will officially become law

For now, the ban is still in the process of approval as it awaits final confirmation. However, the NHAI has already made it known that service roads could still be used for vehicles banned from the primary expressway, as per the Times Of India report.

With the average speed of vehicles on the access-controlled part of the expressway or NH-275, between 120 kmph and 140 kmph, safety concerns have been mounting.

The road has no place for trucks to overtake, creating a risk for passengers in fast-moving cars seeking to overtake them on the busy, multi-lane highway.

The ban on two-wheelers will not only ensure the safety of fellow passengers on the road, but it will also make for better traffic flow as cyclists, vehicles typically moving at a slower pace, won’t slow down cars, buses, and trucks, typically moving at higher speeds. 

The ban is expected to improve daily traffic using the expressway, reduce accidents, and improve overall road safety.

The prospect of this ban, however, has created debate amongst bikers, as they are worried about the loss of riding freedom if the ban gets confirmed.