Mysuru-Bengaluru 10-lane Expressway: Gadkari completes aerial survey; drives on NH 275
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Mysuru-Bengaluru 10-lane Expressway: Gadkari completes aerial survey; drives on NH 275

January 5, 2023

Mysuru: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari began the inspection of the progress of the 10-lane Mysuru-Bengaluru Access-Controlled Expressway (NH 275) through an aerial survey this morning.

He was accompanied by Karnataka PWD Minister C.C. Patil and Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha. The Highway which has a design length of 118-km is scheduled to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the Karnataka Assembly elections.

The inspection comes after several complaints and allegations related to the project. In August last year, a stretch of Ramanagara was submerged in the rains. There were also allegations of substandard work done by the project contractor with no suitable access to the towns and villages along the Highway. 

Mysuru-Bengaluru 10-lane Expressway

Gadkari tweeted during the course of the aerial survey: “Assessed the Bengaluru-Mysuru National Highway work which is part of our Greenfield Corridors project with Karnataka PWD Minister C.C. Patil and Mysuru MP Pratap Simha.”

“Minimising the congestion in Bengaluru by driving the crowd to a comparatively cheaper cost-of-living city, the project will extend paths for new investments through industries, real estate and educational institutions in Mysuru,” the Union Minister tweeted.

Chopper lands on Expressway: The chopper landed on the Expressway at Jeeganahalli (Kempegowdana Doddi) near Ramanagara at 1.45 pm and after exchanging pleasantries with Ramanagara District Minister Dr. C.N. Ashwathnarayan and Mandya District Minister K. Gopalaiah, Bengaluru Rural MP D.K. Suresh and former Minister C.P. Yogeshwar, the Union Minister proceeded to inspect the Highway till the entrance of Bengaluru.

Mysuru-Bengaluru 10-lane Expressway

As per the earlier plans, Gadkari, however, did not drive a vehicle for personal experience. Instead, he chose to travel in a Mercedes Benz to assess the road. He is scheduled to address the media at a particular point near Bidadi.

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After reaching the entrance of Bengaluru and after the media briefing at Bidadi, Gadkari’s Benz will return to Jeeganahalli from where his chopper will take off to New Delhi.  

Rs. 16,815-crore mega project

The works were undertaken under two packages — package-I from Bengaluru (near Panchamukhi Ganapathi Temple to Nidaghatta, a total length of 56.2 km and package-II from Nidaghatta to Mysuru near Manipal Hospital junction, a total length of 61.104 km.

According to a press release from the National Highways Authority of India issued this morning, the total cost of the project is Rs. 16,815 crore including the cost of land acquisition, civil works and utility works. 

Mysuru-Bengaluru 10-lane Expressway

Bengaluru – Chennai Expressway

Earlier, the Union Minister, seated inside a chopper along with Karnataka PWD Minister C.C. Patil, inspected the Bengaluru – Chennai Expressway. 

The 8-lane Expressway which is 262 km long is being constructed at a cost of Rs. 16,730 crore.

Taking to social media, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the Bengaluru – Chennai Expressway has been designed for a speed of 120 kilometres per hour and shortened the distance between the two cities from 300 km to 262 km.

Mysuru-Bengaluru 10-lane Expressway

The Minister said: “The project will be cost-efficient for vehicle operators and lessen fuel consumption. It will strengthen the economic activities in Bengaluru and Chennai and also connect industrial hubs in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh to the Chennai Port.

PM Modi had laid the foundation stone in May 2022 and the road is expected to pass through Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The Expressway is also expected to connect Malur, Bangarpet, KGF, Chittoor and Ranipet. The lane will end at Sriperumbudur in Kanchipuram district.

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After the construction of the Expressway, the travel time from Bengaluru to Chennai is likely to be reduced from seven hours to three hours.

Mysuru-Bengaluru 10-lane Expressway

6 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Mysuru-Bengaluru 10-lane Expressway: Gadkari completes aerial survey; drives on NH 275”

  1. XXXX says:

    ““Minimising the congestion in Bengaluru by driving the crowd to a comparatively cheaper cost-of-living city, the project will extend paths for new investments through industries, real estate and educational institutions in Mysuru,” the Union Minister tweeted”
    Bangalore is a massive dump of IT sweatshops and IT tech coolies. You cannot keep spreading these to other towns and villages along the route willy-nilly, and hence, in the foreseable future, there will be a massive congestion in this highway with vehicles entering into it from the Ramanagara, Mandya and Chennapatna which are already getting congestion, and living costs there are higher.
    Hence, developments , developments and developments. Destroy greenfields, as India happily breeds people like rats, adding the population of one Australia every 6 months.
    Third world, with the highest population outstripping China. Menace to the entire world as millions of Indians want to get out, and appear at the airports of the West, clutching their valueless passports.
    Comeback Gaadkari with that fool Simha in 6 months and see the destruction!!

  2. Mmm says:

    Replying to xxxx – This person’s view appeared 3rd grade typical uneducated and low. Countries need development but always there will merits and demerits. You can’t expect to live in paradise by doing nothing. Group up buddy.

  3. ssssssssssssss says:

    If there is no lane discipline, lot of accidents do happen. Make sure to build lane depart buttons like in foreign countries to alert drivers.

  4. Questo says:

    Hey sssssssssssss!!
    Which foreign country you are referring to. Could you be more specific, where did you see those buttons, and where were they located?
    The usual bull shit, from a dimwit, who cannot find a name under which he can post!! Are you a Gowda? Only Gowdas have that one cell brain!

  5. Rao Bhamidimarri says:

    Thsnks to Narendra Modi, who stopped by at Abu Dhabi, months ago , promising the so called Keralite businessmen resident there, that he will approve a non-stop Abu Dhabi-Mysore A320/737 flights weekly . These are the very businessmen who currently smuggle gold into Kerala and want to expamnd their business to Mysore and beyond. This highway is most useful to them for their business to expand into Mandya, Chennapatnna and Ramanagar. they are very rich who also operate massive Hawala Channel money operations growing in Mysore through Wayanad-Nanjangud-Mysore route, bringing in large amounts USDs illegally into the country, and the above nonstop flight , thanks to Modi will help to expand their criminal activities in the whole of Greater Mysore and beyond along this 10-lane highway corridor.
    Expect large numbers of BMWs, Audis and Mercs to use this highway to help this business. Expect also, more properties-large house building, land acquisition by the above Keralite crime barons in Abu Dhabi, operating through their employees in this area. This highway has come as a boon to them for their illegal operations. Ther are other criminal gangs are also looking with glee this 10-lane highway. More businesses along the highway corridor of towns, all springing up because of the moany -laundering activities, head quartered in Mysore city !!
    Well done, Modi, Gadkari, the idiot Simha and others aiding the above .

  6. pradeep says:

    People be civilized in your comments, if some one reading these comments will find Indian people cultureless, rude and undignified. This includes even the commenters like Questo who is calling sssssssssssss as idiot and talking in crude manner against Gowda in casteist tone. Even though your comment does not deserve response – US expressways have the button like looking stuff on the lane markers, so when you are crossing the lane or moving out of the lane it gives thud noise and thereby alerting user to be in a line. XXXX you are saying the only MP from Karnataka doing work as a fool. Learn manners. Kannada women fertility rate is 1.7, meaning our population will decline. Its North, West Bengal and kerala which is overpopulated. There is nothing wrong in Indians going to Australia, US, Canada, Newzealand. These lands were nearly empty continents and stolen from native. Only thing is uncultured Indians should not go to these places. Similarly anyone in the world should be allowed to settle in westren europe, since they colonized the world.

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