Expressways in India are developing rapidly. Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari spoke about the state-of-the-art road infrastructure of the country which will help the economy grow. Gadkari today shared pictures of the newly inaugurated Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway, developed under the Bharatmala project. The minister’s tweet indicated that the expressway has been constructed at a total cost of Rs 8,478 crore. In addition, the expressway has a 6-lane carriageway and has 2-lane service roads on both sides. The 10-lane access controlled expressway is about 120 kilometers long and is claimed to reduce travel time between the two cities to just 90 minutes.
Its length is 118 km #Bengalore_Mysuru_Expressway Developed at a cost of ₹8478 Cr as part of Bharatmala Pariyojana, there are 6 main carriageways and 2 service lanes on either side.#PragatiKa Highway #GatiShakti pic.twitter.com/WqKlyzmgdP— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) March 7, 2023
The expressway will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 12. Earlier, Nitin Gadkari said, “Chennai and Bengaluru are the most important metro cities of the country. The expressway will reduce the distance by 38 km and reduce the travel time from five hours to 2.15 hours. It will also reduce logistics costs by four to six hours. We will also use the Bannerghatta Forest We are considering a forest underpass in the area. If there is dense forest, then we will rearrange the road.” He further said that Karnataka is an important state and traffic stoppage in Bengaluru will be considered and a double-decker sky bus with capacity of 200 passengers will also be considered.
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Besides, the minister said a few days ago that by the end of 2024, Uttar Pradesh will have road infrastructure similar to that of the US and the image of the state will change with the development of roads. Gadkari said that UP will be a leading state in the country and urged farmers to become energy providers as well as food. Earlier, Gadkari laid the foundation stone of seven national highway projects worth Rs 6,500 crore in Chitbadgaon. “Until 2014, UP’s roads were not in a good condition. After the Narendra Modi government came to power, National Highways in the state increased from 7,643 km to 13,000 km,” Gadkari said.