Not substandard works, NHAI clarifies on photo

Not substandard works, NHAI clarifies on photo

March 15, 2023

Mysore/Mysuru: On the image that is being circulated widely on social media that a portion of the Mysuru-Bengaluru 10-lane Expressway has been damaged due to substandard works, the Expressway Project Director B.T. Sridhar told Star of Mysore this morning that works are on to rectify the protruding iron rod.

“This is routine maintenance work and we had closed a portion of Expressway as the iron rod laid across the road protruded. This would have caused damage to vehicles and we have taken up immediate works. We are exercising utmost caution and every bit of the road is being constantly monitored and rectified in case of problems,” he added.

Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha too has tweeted a photo this morning and has appealed to the public and the media not to circulate incorrect information. “The road has not given way. But there is a minor lapse and that is being rectified,” he added.

24 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Not substandard works, NHAI clarifies on photo”

  1. MJD says:

    A rod protruding suggests not only shabby work but endangers those using the road at high speed. Will anyone be held accountable for such lapses and who knows what next. At least delay the toll till quality checks meet expectations

  2. Vikram says:

    The very fact that rod are proturding on newly constructed road mean SUB STANDARD WORK

  3. Marigowda Ramanna says:

    Can you expect quality material and workmanship in corrupt India?
    The answer is : NO.
    Wait until this Highway is used for 6 months, and see the kind of state the Highway detriortaes into-more like Mysore-Nanjangud raod!

  4. Rahul says:

    If u want to see the substandard of NHAI then kindly visit on ghaziabad to bulandshahr road u will see the substandard also there very eager to put toll prior to completion of road also if you want to see the 60 km rule kindly visit in Delhi ncr you will find toll tax on every 10-20 km road rather than their 60 km rules. This is how nhai is looting from people.

  5. Abdullah says:

    Sad and woying state of affairs. Hope there will be proper accountability process rather than passing on the bucks. When the minister claims of US standard roads, he should see to it that all standards are adhered. I have no doubt on the sincerity or determination of respected Gadkari

  6. MHL says:

    This is fate of Indian taxpayers Govt planning and execute high standard projects but final result sub standard work by construction companies.there is no accountability and guarantee for the work. How long it can be useful without patchwork God only knows.

  7. Arun says:

    The Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway is just like any other National Highway. At least for now it doesn’t look like world class highway. Let’s see how things are after 100% completion of work. Mumbai-Pune expressway and the newly constructed Mumbai-Nagpur expressway does give a feel of world-class highway. They are fully concrete and have proper road-side facilities, markings and sign-boards.

  8. Pramod says:

    In a hurry to inaugurate it before election in order to gain publicity, BJP and other authorities have simply messed it up. In what could have been a really game-changing infrastructure to brag about, the concerned authorities have ended up with eggs on their face. Multiple dead lines missed, local villager’s issues, flooding, bottlenecks at both ends, back and forth on tolls, exorbitant toll, inauguration before 100% completion of work, missing service road links, and now this sub-standard work being masqueraded as “regular maintenance!

  9. Madhav Rao says:

    Do not worry, keep chanting his name and he will see to it that Nav Vikasit Bharat will be in place by2047. Why crib? You should ask Rahul did his grandmother make such a road? But remember the age old saying ,” The way you sow, so you reap” Having brought them to Power while he made you dance like a piped Piper, lump it and be careful when you vote next time 🙏

  10. Antony says:

    People use metro to reach Kengeri Bus Terminus. But this expressway increased the travel time for buses. If you take a bus from Kengeri to Mysore, these buses now cannot use the expressway and they also don’t have the previously used highway. So, from Kengeri to Mysore, it is taking nearly 4 hours now. Charging toll without building proper service roads is daylight robbery.

  11. Shankara says:

    Small issues are politicized,…hope this will end after karnataka elections .

  12. Shankara says:

    The Pain /suffering traveling to mysuru came to an end ,80 to 90% commuters are happy ,…
    politicizing small issues not right ,hope this will end after assembly election .

  13. Pramod says:

    @ Madhav Rao – Yes, the current central government is far better than UPA on many fronts – especially in building infrastructure but when something is wrong it needs to be pointed out so that mistakes are not repeated again. Not every criticism can be called as cribbing, trolling and whining. Some critical feedback needs to be taken in right spirit. We too hope that India becomes a developed nation by 2047.

  14. Sundeet says:

    OMG I will never travel in that road


    Here many people commenting like they are worried about quality. Tell me at least one person stopped at the site during construction and check the quality of work. it is easy to comment like politician. Where ever work is going on please check the quality and bring any lapses to the concerned. at least spare dome time for the nation

  16. Anantha Krishna says:

    Had we heard of roads being improved prior to vajpayee? Where were all these mouths for 50 years? Even during upa nothing was actually done.. this govt has atleast done so much for infrastructure development.. and people who were happy with no infrastructure are now cribbing that not enough is being done . Had we seen any 6 lane road before vajpayee made us realise the importance?

  17. Marigowda Ramanna says:

    The other day, you were praising your BJP government, and to day, you are saying that they are looting! You are confused because you are a dimwit.
    @Pramod This person is all praise for Narendra Modi government inspite of the Modi’s dynastic support for his brother Prahlad Modi family and his home minister Amit Shah’s support to his son Jay Shan who is the real unelected ruler of Gujarat. He is another dullard with no brain cells who has all praise for Modi, even though Modi did not condemn the BJP MLA in whose home bundles of Rupee notes were discovered.
    The Highway minister said after inauguration that this Highway will link to Coimbatore and Kerala, as the CMs of Tamil Nadu and Kerala are demanding Modi to construct raod and rail links to Mysore so that their citizens can come and settle in Mysore. These 2 CMs, think that Mysore is less populated and hence their demands. There is the angle of winning BJP for another term.
    India means poor quality, whether it is services or material or education or whatever. It shows in this Highway construction.
    Just wait for 6 months, and see how this Highway deteriorates. That is India .

  18. Arun Kumar says:

    Routine maintenance work !! On the new road in which is made of several thousands of crores,!??

  19. Wonderful not even 2 months the this road was allowed to be used .NHAI claims it as regular msintainance
    Why a bloody MP should react n poke his nose.Is it his personal project is he NHAI boss.
    May he is trying to return the favour he got from Dilip Build con.
    Some on had said about Late Indira Gandhi that did not had that vision to build such world class roads.u are absolutely right sir.
    When person attains a certian level of comforts like food n shelter he can think of going out of his comfort zone may his villge /town//district.
    The priorities of the country atvtget time was to provide basic needs like food so he took care of providing food to miilons of people by going in green revolution.U think she shold have started building roads where the hungry people would go n sleep/doevof starvation.This road was was thrown open to harvest the coming Elections n the huge money was also picked by the ruling party n it’s cronies.The election rally held on this road at tax payers cost

  20. Vinod says:

    On Wednesday, NHAI project director B T Sridhar while addressing the media had said, “There is a rule that continuity should not be given (for service roads) where the railway line passes. If we give full continuity (of service roads), who will pay the toll to us?”

    Sridhar also clarified that it is a six-lane expressway and not a 10-lane project as is being projected by a section of the media. “I never said it was a 10-lane expressway. Along with a six-lane expressway, there are four-lane service roads (two lanes on each side). The centre has approved only a six-lane access controlled highway and that is what you are seeing. It is mandatory to provide service roads in the habitat zone which we have provided.”

    This is called as perfect U TURN!

  21. Arun Ck says:

    The stark reality is no changes in the daily life except the increase in cost of living, everywhere filthy garbage, no proper drinking water, overflowing drainages, polluted lakes, bad and dangerous roads after paying lakhs as road tax! Now pay tax in the form of toll on every road trip to private indefinitely, no sign of handing over the road back to public as per BOT model, even after decades! But keep increasing the toll fees! Fantastic! Only UP/Gujarat growing simply by stolen money from South India.

  22. Rao Bhamidimarri says:

    Politicians like MP Simha must have made crores in promoting this Tipu Highway. His house must be raided , and abundles of not only Rupees but USDs and Euros will be discovered. This scoundrels wants his poor quiality work to be hidden and not publicised.
    There will be such ‘lapses’ in his Highway during months to come and this Tipu Highway will be like Mysore-Najangud Highway.
    6 lanes and not 10 lanes, there you , in this third world country where the truth is always the victim.
    Modi inaugurated it, and he should come and see this Tipu Highway in 6 months!!

  23. Thyagarajan says:

    Gadhkari should implement a system wherein citizens can log complaints in that portal and companies operating the toll should rectify the damage within a week and or be penalized equivalent tolls on those stretch for twice the time period of delay. While it is easy to pick holes in any system (more so in our corruption ridden society) let us be constructive to make systems better. All may agree that the condition of roads is much better across the length and breadth of India a decade or two back.

  24. Ajay says:

    Iron beam protruding js a routine thing, those engineers should never be allowed to make any more roads forget about express ways . What was the need to open it up so early ,to butter our political class backside? Bloody politicians and this government.


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