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NHAI calls for fresh tenders; 10-lane HW to be ready by 2020

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), which had cancelled the Dec. 6 tender for six-laning of Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway, has now called for fresh tenders for which Apr.4 is the deadline.  

The reason for cancellation of the earlier tender, it seems, was to implement a new model called ‘Hybrid Annuity’ instead of the earlier ‘Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer’ (DBFOT) model. Reason for choosing the new model is because in the earlier DBFOT model, the successful bidder bore the entire project cost (minus land acquisition) but the Hybrid Annuity Model will involve NHAI funding 60 percent of the cost and the partner bringing in the balance equity. This is expected to increase the bids and number of players which could deliver good roads faster.

Also, the NHAI has divided the road work into two projects, one of 56.2-km between Bengaluru and Nidaghatta and the other 61.1-km between Nidaghatta- Mysuru. Interestingly, the 117-km project is now costing Rs. 4,153 crore which is Rs. 342 crore less than the earlier estimation. NHAI said the reason for splitting the project is to get the work completed faster as two developers will simultaneously start work from both ends.

The Expressway, which is expected to be commissioned by 2020, will have 10-lane Highway (HW) and the travel time between Mysuru-Bengaluru from Columbia Asia Hospital junction to NICE Road will be just 90 mins.

February 27, 2017

9 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Mysuru-Bengaluru Expressway”

  1. Aashutosh Narayan says:

    Unwanted wastefull expenditure, there is no neeed for a 10way lane expressway between bangalore and mysore. Bangalore and mysore a 2 very well connected cities. There r soo many places where there r no proper roads and lack better connectivity. I beg the government of state and center to stop this wasteful expenditure of public wealth.

    • Shreepathy says:

      Roads are one of the sign of prosperity.
      Now between Mysore & Bangalore journey is 3hr. If project has been implemented we can save the time and fuel.

  2. WA says:

    The similar aspect of Mysore Mandakalli Airport, crores of rupees were invested in the project and the airport is nowhere into operations since the commencement took place. No proper vision and planning of our state government. Its been more than 2 year the lane of my house hasn’t been provided proper road and alignment. Upon querying the area corporator of NR Mohalla, the questioned bounced back, as did we vote him?

    The higher authority exhibiting no responsibility to the general public, rather than initiating latest idiotic laws and traffic rules, just in order to access more bribe. Priority is given to the Foreigners as “Athity Devo Bhava” . Wake up, what about the citizens’ human right.

  3. WA says:

    The similar aspect of Mysore Mandakalli Airport, crores of rupees were invested in the project and the airport is nowhere into operations since the commencement took place. No proper vision and planning of our state government. Its been more than 2 year the lane of my house hasn’t been provided proper road and alignment. Upon querying the area corporator of NR Mohalla, the questioned bounced back, as did we vote him?

    The higher authority exhibiting no responsibility to the general public, rather than initiating latest idiotic laws and traffic rules, just in order to access more bribe. Priority is given to the Foreigners as “Athity Devo Bhava” . Wake up, what about the citizens’ human right.

  4. Shabeer says:

    Until and unless routs through Mandya, Maddur Chanapatna exist no one will be accomplish 90 minutes dream, it happens only when these roads link to higher long flyover built between these cities to untouched and jump over from these villages, as we seen on these roads still if we pass looks like a Mondi Market congested road.
    Hope the concern will do with better planning this time

  5. Pramod says:

    Why not sort out the hindrances to NICE road and use the sunk costs to avoid additional expenditure elsewhere?

  6. Radha krishna says:

    Perhaps a very large extent of lands may be required. The high way passes through mandya like cities.
    This may not so easy.
    Perhaps some bye pass roads may be necessary.
    Hope the possible intervention of the judiciary will not put too many brakes to this most required project

  7. Dr.srirama. Narayana rao says:

    Is it not worth investing in metro rail which is already planned upto Ramnagar,can’t they extend till Mysore.that reduces no. Of vehicles and commute in between places also.

  8. M Basavanna says:

    It is better to explore possibility to clear the hurdles for nice road projects which is on the way instead of investing huge money for ten lane projects which is not at all required since Mysuru and Bangaluru cities are well connected with double track railway lane which can be used by running additional fast trains.

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