Mysuru-Bengaluru Expressway NH-275: Phase-1 toll collection by Feb. 15
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Mysuru-Bengaluru Expressway NH-275: Phase-1 toll collection by Feb. 15

January 30, 2023

Works to install commuter-friendly sign boards, direction, destination signals soon

Mysore/Mysuru: The first phase of the toll collection on the 118-km 10-lane Access-Controlled Mysuru-Bengaluru Expressway (NH-275) will begin by Feb. 15 on the Bengaluru-Nidaghatta stretch.

The Expressway project has two packages — the first one runs from Bengaluru to Nidaghatta in Maddur taluk for around 56 km and the second package, which is 61 km long, connects Nidaghatta to Mysuru.

“The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will start levying the toll on the Bengaluru-Nidaghatta stretch by Feb. 15. The Phase-2 of the toll between Nidaghatta and Mysuru will be implemented later,” Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha told Star of Mysore this morning.

Before the toll is levied, passenger-friendly provision of traffic signs (including Variable Message Signs) and destination and direction boards will be installed, the MP added.

While one toll plaza has come up at Ganaguru after Srirangapatna near K. Shettihalli, the second toll plaza has been set up at Kaniminike near Kumbalgodu (Bidadi). At Kaniminike, there are two plazas for onward and return journeys and tolls will be levied. In all, there are three toll plazas but the toll will be collected only at two places, NHAI officers said.

11 gates at each toll plaza

Each toll plaza has 11 gates to facilitate faster access, entry and exit and the plazas will be operational with all high-tech toll systems and FASTag facilities by the time the road works are completed, said NHAI sources.

Commuters on the Expressway said that the works on the toll plazas have been completed and signboards have been set up indicating the prices for all categories of vehicles. “However, the rates for travelling have not been mentioned. The toll plazas are wide and will not in any way hold up the traffic,” a commuter who travelled between the two cities yesterday said.

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NHAI officers said that the toll rates for all category vehicles will be decided after taking into consideration the total project cost and the daily number of passing vehicles.

“We have guidelines to levy toll and as per rules, there has to be a toll for every 60 km and the average fee is Rs. 1.5 to Rs. 2 per km. Also, the toll fee is decided on the basis of the number of lanes, number of bridges and underpasses on any Highway. This Expressway has nine major bridges, 42 minor bridges, 64 underpasses, 11 overpasses, 4 Road-Over-Bridges (ROBs) and 5 bypasses” the officers added.

Direction signboards

“The NHAI has set standards for these sign boards and they should command attention from all categories of road users. They should convey a clear, precise meaning in a simple form and must be correct and uniform throughout. The placement of the signboards should give adequate time for a proper response,” NHAI officers said.

In addition, the signboards must attract the attention of drivers and should be legible from sufficiently far away to be read without diverting the line of sight. They will be placed in such a way that they are not obscured by other objects or vegetation, the officers added.

16 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Mysuru-Bengaluru Expressway NH-275: Phase-1 toll collection by Feb. 15”

  1. Sanjay Kini says:

    While designing Toll Plaza one aspect that should have been considered is that of ODC (Over Dimensional Cargo) Transportation on open Trailer Trucks from the BEML factory. Generally these trucks carry the Bed (area where ore is filled) of the massive 205 Tons Dump Truck BH205E manufactured at BEML Mysuru to other parts of India. Such Trucks are made to go in opposite direction (oncoming traffic side) near toll plaza to avoid the toll plaza .Hope this time NHAI has provided enough height of 12.46ft for ODC Transportation at its toll plaza.

  2. Sir, very valid point you have raised. Hopefully this facility is available.

  3. SR Ramachandra Rao says:

    Highway is not at all complete in all respects to collect the toll.Embankment work and final asphalting are to be completed in some streches.The road side barriers are not upto the standard,in many places the fencing is torn,the vertical supports are not sturdy are rusted.Sign boards are insufficient.Major difficiency is,lack of repair bays.At some stretches the asphalted surface is not levelled properly.WITH ALL THESE HOW CAN THE TOLL BE COLLECTED .Officials concerned and MP to look into these issues before toll collection commences

  4. Col J Jacob VSM says:

    The road is a blessing for commuters between the cities.
    However as one gets near Mysore there is an underpass exactly opposite Poojari Fishland. People turn in from the west bound highway crossing the East bound traffic. This will lead to a major accident some time.
    This also leads to traffing going East being backed up.
    The easiest solution is to have the Fishland entry moved to the East corner of their property so that cars turn and join the Eastbound traffic and then turn into Fishland.

  5. Questo says:

    @Rao
    This highway is not just for commuters-why commute between the 2 cities nthrough this Highway, which becomes congested and cars crawl slowly in 6 months time. The toll is for you using the highway which does not depend on the poor quality of the Highway. It is India, and poor quality is here to stay!
    The good colonel has settled into this city. Wonder whether he can speak Kannada.

  6. Arun Kumar says:

    Lot of white strips installed in the bridge causes tyre damage, and also highway road damaging tyres ,mainly rubbing is more,it may be because of improper bitamin and aggregate ,???

  7. Bosco Abraham says:

    Opinions based on experience and what is noticed.Respects to you Col.
    Language ?? Perhaps the Col knows the language of protecting the country.

  8. Mann Ki Baat! says:

    Hey Bosco Abraham
    What opinions? This colonel states what he thinks.
    Go ahead , stand in attention AND SALUTE HIM!
    What language you use then, when shouting while your salute?

  9. Aravind says:

    @questo @mann ki baat @ rampur ka lakshman.

    U seem to be incapable of appreciating good deeds & successful people.

    Are u a miserable person with mean mind & jaundice eyed character

  10. Aravind says:

    @questo @mann ki baat @ rampur ka lakshman.

    U seem to be incapable of appreciating good deeds & successful people.

    Are u a miserable person with mean mind & jaundice eyed character

  11. Sam says:

    There are a bunch of them who want the propaganda that india is a living hell. In fact that is rather their ambition to make India the worst nation in the world and break it to pieces. They all belong to a group whic India today explains very well
    https://youtu.be/-m88pthDfNk

  12. Sam says:

    There are a bunch of them who want the propaganda that india is a living hell. In fact that is rather their ambition to make India the worst nation in the world and break it to pieces. They all belong to a group whic India today explains very well
    https://youtu.be/-m88pthDfNk

  13. Dayakar says:

    Has anyone worked out the economics of traveling by Train, Bus, private car, etc.,
    Toll roads are taxing the vehicles. No rates indicated per Kilometre travel between two cities.

  14. Mann Ki Baat! says:

    Idiots@Sam and @Aravind
    @Aravind
    Start learning proper English, dimwit, then come back and post.
    You are the kind of people, ignorant and uneducated that India breeds.
    @Sam
    You too need good English lesons!
    India/Mysore is indeed living Hell. Stray dogs ruling the roads, women terrified of chain snatching gangs, roadside full of vendors and open toilets at the end of streets. What are these then?
    Could you drink safely the milk supplied to you? Re you sy=ure the cooking oil you use is pure? Because, they are all adulterated.
    Oh, Hey @Sam , not the IT techie Coolie doing cheap coding work? One of chain snatching member of the gang?

  15. Puliyogre says:

    @ mann ki baat, hiding his identity, a coward professor from Harvard, who is there to correct english of all people who post comments in Star of Mysore. A waste body on earth.

  16. A Puliyogre says:

    @ mann ki baat, hiding his identity, a coward professor from Harvard, who is there to correct english of all people who post comments in Star of Mysore. A waste body on earth.

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