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Bengaluru-Chennai Expressway 8 way-lane (262 km) will be finished By March 2024

Bengaluru-Chennai Expressway 8 way-lane (262 km) will be finished By March 2024

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.

All about the Bengaluru-Chennai Expressway

  • At a cost of Rs 16,730 crore, a 262 km long motorway between Bengaluru and Chennai is being developed.
  • Between two capitals, it cuts travel time in half, from five hours to 135 minutes.
  • Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, visited the Karnataka part of the Bengaluru-Chennai Expressway on Thursday, January 5.
  • In a media interview, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari stated that the new highway connecting the two major southern Indian towns will be finished by March 2024.
  • Nitin Gadkari asserted that the 120 km/h speed limit for the Greenfield road project will cut the travel time between the two capitals to to two hours and 15 minutes.
  • He said that once the new road was completed, there would be no flights connecting Bengaluru with Chennai.
  • The federal minister explained that there is a delay in providing authorization for stone and aggregate, which in turn is delaying the building, in response to a query about the delay in highway projects in Karnataka. He promised to speak with Karnataka CM Bommai about the issue.
  • The 10 packages that make up the Bengaluru-Chennai Expressway project total almost Rs 16,730 crore.
  • 262 kilometres of this eight-lane, greenfield highway pass through Tamil Nadu (85 km), Andhra Pradesh (71 km), and Karnataka (106 km).
  • Depending on pace, the highway will enable drivers to travel from Chennai to Bengaluru in two and a half hours. Additionally, daily traffic between the two cities involves at least 9,500 passenger automobile units.
  • The expressway's greenfield routing has decreased the road's length from its previous 300 km to 262 km.
  • To prevent animals from straying onto the road, it would be totally walled off, and there would be no service lane for local traffic. Only twice does the route traverse the built-up region.
  • Given that there are developing logistics parks in both Bengaluru and Chennai, the project will be the first motorway project in Southern India and would greatly advance the logistics flow.

Connecting North with South:

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.

Construction under Bharatmala Project

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.


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