According to Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, the Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway would be completed by the end of the following year. The project would cost Rs 9,000 crore. Additionally, he stated that the Bengaluru to Chennai Expressway, a brand-new greenfield project that would cost Rs 17,000 crore, will be completed by March 2024.
Beginning the next year, travellers would be able to traverse the almost 300 kilometres between Bengaluru and Chennai in less time. Nitin Gadkari, the federal minister for road transport and highways, said on Thursday that the Bengaluru-Chennai Expressway, which will reduce the travel time between the cities by 2-3 hours, will be completed by the end of the current year.
The 262 km Bengaluru-Chennai Expressway, which is still under construction, was examined by Gadkari in its Karnataka part. The 9,000-crore rupee project also includes a 52-kilometre greenfield alignment. According to Gadkari, the Bengaluru to Chennai Expressway, a brand-new greenfield project that would cost Rs 16,730 crore, will be completed by March 2024.
"The Bengaluru-Mysuru Highway Project will be finished by February 2023. I noticed some unfinished work on the stretch. President Droupadi Murmu or Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be invited "the minister informed the press.
Some of the cities along the Chennai-Bangalore Expressway are Hoskote, Malur, Bangarapet, Kolar Gold Fields, Venkatagirikota, Palamaner, Bangarupalem, Chittoor, Ranipet, and Sriperumbudur.
Currently, the expressway's Karnataka segment has around 35% of its construction finished. 231 of the 262 kilometres had already begun construction.
The highway, which is being built as part of the Bharatmala project, will also assist prevent delays when going through important cities and crowded areas. According to Gadkari, the cost of the 71.7 km long Bharatmala project in Karnataka will be Rs 5,069 crore. He also added that by building the road, logistic expenses will be cut. Construction has begun on 231 kilometres.
Amrit Mahotsav Bird Sanctuary and Amrit Sarovar would also be seen from the highway.
As part of the Bharatmala project to relieve traffic in Bengaluru, the road transport ministry is also constructing the Bengaluru Satellite Ring Road at an estimated cost of Rs 17,000 crore. Gadkari emphasised that the project spans 288 km, of which 45 km are in Tamil Nadu and 243 km are in Karnataka.
The Mumbai-Pune Expressway will ultimately be connected to this satellite ring road, which will be connected to Pune-Bengaluru. Once finished, the trip from Bengaluru to Mumbai will only take six to seven hours..