Nitin Gadkari to personally inspect Highway on Jan. 5
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Nitin Gadkari to personally inspect Highway on Jan. 5

December 29, 2022

Quality, entry-exit on Mysuru-Bengaluru Expressway

Construction quality verified by independent third-party: PWD Minister

Bengaluru: Following complaints of unscientific design and development of the 10-lane Mysuru-Bengaluru Expressway, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari will personally travel on the road and inspect the design on Jan. 5, 2023. The Expressway is 117.3 km long and has a main carriageway of six lanes and has two service roads of two lanes each on either side.

Public Works Minister C.C. Patil yesterday informed the Legislative Council that Gadkari was scheduled to inspect the Expressway on Jan. 5 and he will take a call on remedial actions on the Expressway that has been built by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

Replying to a question raised by JD(S) MLC Marithibbegowda during the question hour, Patil said that unprecedented rains, encroachment of stormwater drains, non-removal of silt and debris led to severe flooding of the parts of the Expressway in August this year. Patil also invited Marithibbegowda to accompany Gadkari during the road inspection to highlight the issues.

“Karnataka has received excess rainfall, 2 to 3 times more than the normal rainfall and as a result, water flow was high. Due to heavy rains, water overflowed from the lakes and entered the Expressway. This problem was compounded by encroachments and silt deposits,” the Minister explained. He added that the State Government has asked the NHAI to clear the choke points and clear encroachments of stormwater drains.

Entry and exits in Mandya, Channapatna, Ramanagara

Marithibbegowda wanted to know from the Minister on the reasons why people of Mandya, Channapatna and Ramanagara have been denied access to the Expressway. “People of Mandya, Maddur, Channapatna and Ramanagara have to travel long distances to use the Expressway. Entries and exits have not been provided at suitable places and they are facing hardships,” he said.

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Minister Patil replied, “This Expressway is an access-controlled road and was primarily built to connect the two cities of Bengaluru and Mysuru. I am aware that people of Ramanagara, Channapatna, Mandya and Maddur want their towns to be linked with this project. But it may not be possible.”

The MLC noted that it was the people of Mandya, Channapatna and Ramanagara, who had sacrificed their lands for the project and the very same people have been denied entry and exit to the Expressway, he said. Responding, Patil said that he would request the NHAI for entries and exits at suitable points. “But I am not too sure if my request will be accepted,” he added.

Marithibbegowda also said that the quality of the Expressway was not up to the mark and already the much-touted road is witnessing many accidents as many stretches are uneven. To this, Minister Patil said that the State had ordered a third party to assess the quality of the Expressway and the independent assessment had vouched for the quality of work and there were no doubts on that.

10 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Nitin Gadkari to personally inspect Highway on Jan. 5”

  1. Rao Bhamidimarri says:

    Ha, ha, the Public Works Minister C.C. Patil , who is from the arid North Karnataka dumps which joined Old Mysore to form Karnataka, a Ligayat and hence the minister in the Lingayat Bommai government, notorious for the 440% commission bribes, assuring that a third party will certify the quality of this highway construction. It is like Kengal Hanumanthaiah, who made crores of Rupees by awarding contracts to his friends in the construction of the Vidhana Soudha, increasing its original budget many times, asking one his friends to again certifying the cost and quality involved in the construction of that building. That was just 8 years after independence!!
    Nitin Gadkari inspecting it now? He will be accompanied by IAS officers who have no engineering background of carrying out a massive highway construction, will come and give some suggestions. If he has any sense, he will insoect this highway condition every 6 moths until one year has passed .
    “Entry and exits in Mandya, Channapatna, Ramanagara” These have become large car-owning areas , as car culture has gripped the third world India, and the cars that join the straight traffic will be very large in numbers, and then their MPs and MLAS demand priority for these vehicles to join, interrupting the flow of already congested traffic. More MLAs from other smaller towns demand the same rights.
    Wait for 6 months, and before 2023 December, you will see this highway in massive disarray , rod material peeling off, toll gates overwhelmed, talk of bribes there, etc.. etc.. It will be like the Mysore-Nanjangud highway now, only broader with many lanes and longer!
    Jai Hind!!

  2. Rao Bhamidimarri says:

    Ha, ha, the Public Works Minister C.C. Patil , who is from the arid North Karnataka dumps which joined Old Mysore to form Karnataka, a Ligayat and hence the minister in the Lingayat Bommai government, notorious for the 440% commission bribes, assuring that a third party will certify the quality of this highway construction. It is like Kengal Hanumanthaiah, who made crores of Rupees by awarding contracts to his friends in the construction of the Vidhana Soudha, increasing its original budget many times, asking one his friends to again certifying the cost and quality involved in the construction of that building. That was just 8 years after independence!!
    Nitin Gadkari inspecting it now? He will be accompanied by IAS officers who have no engineering background of carrying out a massive highway construction, will come and give some suggestions. If he has any sense, he will insoect this highway condition every 6 moths until one year has passed .
    “Entry and exits in Mandya, Channapatna, Ramanagara” These have become large car-owning areas , as car culture has gripped the third world India, and the cars that join the straight traffic will be very large in numbers, and then their MPs and MLAS demand priority for these vehicles to join, interrupting the flow of already congested traffic. More MLAs from other smaller towns demand the same rights.
    Wait for 6 months, and before 2023 December, you will see this highway in massive disarray , rod material peeling off, toll gates overwhelmed, talk of bribes there, etc.. etc.. It will be like the Mysore-Nanjangud highway now, only broader with many lanes and longer!
    Jai Hind!!

  3. Nataraj says:

    Ivan yaro Rao bolimaga arid north Karnataka dumps antiya bolimagane astu capacity iroru nivu agabeku minister, yake ninage gandastana ilwa minister agoke

  4. Jaganmohan says:

    Typically drivers gets sleepy on wheels and need to take a break while driving to avoid accidents. Request ministry to consider having one break center owned by NHAI with with toilet and rest room with possibly a restaurant every 50-80km.

  5. Satish says:

    The quality of many roads in Bangalore is testimony to our engineering skills. Even the talked about white topped roads are uneven. If those roads last at least 5 years we are lucky. The main problem with our executing agencies are most of them are corrupt. Unless this mentality changes, nothing is going to improve.

  6. Suhas says:

    IAS officers will give the best remedies for this expressway they will suggest entry and exit points for all major cities and towns in this mysore banglore expressway IAS are multi talented that is the power of IAS

  7. SB Rama Bais says:

    Boils down to “honest corruption” Vs “dishonest corruption.” Corruption with no compromise on Quality – i.e honest corruption is the least expectation set from the honest taxpayers. Rest is all idealistic utopian expectation in our country.

  8. ವಸಂತ್ ಶಂಕರ್ says:

    Let him travel on hassan mangalore stretch before promising moon to us.

  9. Ravinndra says:

    The most substandard work i have ever seen in such big budgetary work. Nitin gadkari’s visit at this point is of no use, do anyone think of redoing this road , just look at the slabs over drainage, and side walls of flyovers one can judge the quality of work the NHAI is under taken. Mysore MP Prathap Simha is personally taken responsibility to execute this project. but the out come is too pathetic. With this project the people’s dream having World class road between Bangalore and Mysore got shattered. This road could have been a world class road comparing to roads of UAE and western countries, but sadly we got a disastrous road even though we have a young, well learned ambitious MP.

  10. Goldie says:

    All sense less and use less comments are projected without knowing the facts..

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