Mysuru-Kushalnagar four-lane Expressway: 11 firms bid for tender
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Mysuru-Kushalnagar four-lane Expressway: 11 firms bid for tender

March 5, 2023

Mysore/Mysuru: Tenders have been floated and will be finalised soon for the Access-Controlled Four-Lane Expressway between Mysuru and Kushalnagar. 11 companies have already submitted their bids for the project that will be undertaken in packages. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is expected to announce the final tender holders soon. This comes less than a month after Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari announcing grants for the Mysuru to Kushalnagar section of the National Highway (NH-275) that will begin at Paschimavahini in Srirangapatna and end near Guddehosur at the start of Kushalnagar.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform the ground-breaking ceremony for the project to be developed at a cost of Rs. 3,560 crore when he will arrive at Gejjalagere in Mandya on Mar. 12 where he is dedicating the 10-lane Access-Controlled Expressway between Mysuru and Bengaluru to the nation.

According to sources from the NHAI, the 92.3 km road between Paschimavahini and Guddehosur will be constructed under the Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I programme. The mega project has a deadline of 2026.

Reduces travel time

This alignment of this greenfield project will run parallel to the existing National Highway (NH-275) and connect Guddehosur with Paschimavahini in Srirangapatna and links with the 119-km Mysuru-Bengaluru Expressway. The Expressway will reduce travel time and boost freight movement. The land acquisition process started in 2020.

On Feb. 8, Gadkari sanctioned funds for the four-lane road with a paved shoulder from Mysuru to Kushalnagar section of National Highway-275 near Guddehosur at the start of Kushalnagar bypass in Mysuru district, for which a budget of Rs. 909.86 crore has been allocated.

Gadkari also announced the construction of access-controlled four lanes with paved shoulders from Mysuru to Kushalnagar section of NH-275 at Yalachahalli near Yelwal-K.R. Nagar Road Junction to Srirangapatna bypass in Mysuru district with a budget of Rs. 739.39 crore.

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Tenders called in Sept. 2022

The NHAI had invited tenders for the project under Hybrid Annuity Mode in September 2022 and the technical bids were opened in mid-February 2023 and there were 11 bidders. As per Government tender norms, the tenders will be handed over to the lowest bidder. The names of the final tender holder will soon be announced by the NHAI, sources added.

The work will be undertaken in packages — from Guddehosur to Kushalnagar Bypass to Hassan-Periyapatna Road Junction (22 km and estimated cost is Rs. 617.14 crore); from Hemmige Village Hassan – Periyapatna Road Junction to Ramanathapura -Terakanambi Road K.R. Nagar Junction (24.1 km and estimated cost is Rs. 589.50 crore).

From Ramanathapura-Terakanambi Road K.R. Nagar Junction in Hunsur to Yalachahalli near Yelwal-K.R. Nagar Road Junction (26.5 km and estimated cost is Rs. 659.48 crore); Yalachahalli near Yelwal K.R. Nagar Road Junction to Srirangapatna bypass near Paschimavahini (18.985 km estimated cost is Rs. 662.83 crore).

Why a totally new road?

The Expressway will provide smooth connectivity and seamless travel from Bengaluru to Kushalnagar and its people will be greatly benefited as the existing National Highway 275 has already reached its saturation point.

Earlier, there was a plan to widen the NH-275 on either side. But the main roadblock to this project is Rare Materials Plant (RMP), a Central Government Defence Establishment and Arabithittu Reserve Forest of Karnataka Forest Department (KFD).

If the NH-275 has to be widened, RMP and KFD have to give land and this is near to impossible and is a long-drawn process. As such, the widening of NH-275 has been shelved and an entirely new Expressway project has been taken up.

6 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Mysuru-Kushalnagar four-lane Expressway: 11 firms bid for tender”

  1. Sanjay Kini says:

    Good News for GSB samaj members, that the 4 lane highway in Phase 2 will be extended from madekeri till Bantwal town east of Mangaluru which will help community members reach our natives in Dakshin Kanada and Udupi Districts Faster.

  2. Raampur Ka Laxman!! says:

    More highways, more developments removing swathes of forests and green fields. Each of these highways need large contract works, and the opportunities for 40% commission to ministers and officials. More bundles of Rupees to stack in their homes.

  3. Sanjay says:

    Well said. And it only adds to the air, noise, linguistic and cultural pollution of Mysuru and Karnataka.

  4. sagarkatte says:

    What about opening sagarakatte bridge to K.R.Nagar and towards Hassan. It reduces by 10 to 15 kms.

  5. Ajay says:

    I think there will be toll for this too!

  6. Sujay says:

    Simha is the best, appreciate the work doing by BJP in karnataka and India

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