The Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway will be open to the public after it was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 12. Pictures of the project during development and after the successful completion of the project were shared by Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari. However, Prime Minister Modi recently tweeted that it was a “significant connectivity project that will contribute to Karnataka’s growth trajectory”. The project will improve road connectivity for major cities around Bengaluru and Mysuru such as Srirangpatna, Coorg, Ooty and Kerala, thereby increasing their tourism potential.
A major connectivity project that will contribute to the growth trajectory of Karnataka. https://t.co/9sci1sVSCB — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 10, 2023
The Union Minister also announced that the project will cover the NH-275 section and also involve the development of four rail bridges, nine major bridges, 40 minor bridges and 89 underpasses and flyovers.
The 118-km-long expressway has six main carriageways and two service lanes on either side and was built at a cost of around Rs 8,478 crore as part of the Bharatmala Paryojana. It is expected to reduce the travel time between Bengaluru and Mysuru from three hours to about 75 minutes.
This ambitious project aims to improve accessibility to regions such as Srirangpatna, Coorg, Ooty and Kerala, thereby increasing their tourism potential.#PragatiKa Highway #GatiShakti#Bengalore_Mysuru_Expressway pic.twitter.com/6s9qddOhIb— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) March 8, 2023
According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the Government of India has envisaged five Greenfield Expressways and 22 Access Controlled Corridors with a total length of 9,860 km.
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These 27 Greenfield expressways and access control corridors are part of the integrated planning and implementation of infrastructure connectivity projects for industrial clusters and strengthen connectivity with economic centers and economic hubs by connecting 353 hubs and 20 multi-modal logistics parks and other transport infrastructure under the National Master Plan. . Like 29 ports, 85+ airports and 170+ major railway stations.