Mysore MP Pratap Simha said on Wednesday that the highway connecting Bangalore and Mysore highway is expected to be fully operational in September 2022.
“81% of the work under Plan 1 (Bangalore to Nidagarda) and 72% of the work under Plan 2 (Nidagar to Mysore) have been completed,” Simha said.
The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) project is estimated to cost Rs 8,066 crore. The congressman stated that this work is progressing rapidly and is expected to be completed three months ahead of the deadline set at the end of 2022.
According to the NHAI plan, the expressway will include 6 lanes (3 on each side) for driving lanes and 4 lanes for auxiliary roads (two-lane). “After the lanes are ready, the development of the service road will begin soon,” Simha said. full functioning. “
Once completed, the highway is expected to reduce the travel time between the two cities to about 90 minutes-the distance now takes three hours to complete.
According to the plan, the section will include 9 major bridges, 44 secondary bridges, 28 underpasses for vehicles, 13 underpasses for light vehicles, 13 underpasses for pedestrians, 8 overpasses for vehicles, 4 overpasses for railways and 2 rest areas .
The six bypasses at Bidadi, Ramanagaram, Channapatna, Maddur, Mandya and Srirangapatna are expected to be completed in January 2022. Among them, the bypass connecting Ramanagara and Channapatna is the longest, with a total length of 22.35 kilometers.
Last week, Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Road Union, said on Twitter that highway work is being carried out at “record speed.”
Complete News Source : The Indian Express