Status of 10-lane Mysuru-Bengaluru Highway: Six more months to prevent floodwater flow above road
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Status of 10-lane Mysuru-Bengaluru Highway: Six more months to prevent floodwater flow above road

August 10, 2022

Bengaluru: The recent rain and the lake breach along the work-in-progress 10-lane Mysuru-Bengaluru Economic Corridor (Expressway) has made the authorities realise that there is still plenty of work to be done on the road front to control the flow of water.

The authorities have conceded that it will take a minimum of six months to complete the road and to be opened for traffic. This being the case, the ambitious Rs. 8,172 crore Economic Corridor will surely miss the Dasara deadline. A fresh deadline of December this year or January 2023 has been set now.

The total length of the Expressway is around 117 kms and it is being executed under two packages — the first one runs from Bengaluru to Nidaghatta in Maddur taluk and the second one from Nidaghatta to Mysuru. The first stretch from Bengaluru to Nidaghatta (54 km) will be opened for traffic by October this year.

Incessant rains have delayed the project and the contractors are unable to complete the works. Officials said that on Aug. 15, the road between Christ College on the outskirts of Bengaluru and Nidaghatta will be opened for traffic on one side.

This is only to facilitate the movement of the Independence Day procession that is being planned by the project contractors and also associations and organisations. The work on service roads by the side of the Expressway between Bengaluru and Nidaghatta will be completed in two months.

Project Director B.T. Sridhar of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has written to the State Government expressing his inability to complete the project by this Dasara. He has sought four to five months to complete the project and has mentioned in his letter that the contractor has been asked to speed up the pending works.

Sridhar has mentioned that land acquisition has to be done at a couple of places for the rainwater to flow smoothly so that it does not cover the road. Once the land is acquired, it will be ensured that water flows down the Highway without any obstruction. These works will be designed in such a way that the water does not enter the Highway, its service roads and tunnels, Sridhar stated.

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A team from New Delhi will inspect the Expressway to certify its safety and suggest corrective measures. The corridor has nine major bridges, 44 minor bridges and four rail overbridges. While the works on the bypasses are almost over, works are on to complete the flyovers, he stated.

8 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Status of 10-lane Mysuru-Bengaluru Highway: Six more months to prevent floodwater flow above road”

  1. purushotham says:

    Wow Indian Engineer’s are so brilliant they are doing rainwater drainage work after road construction.

  2. Howdy, Modi! says:

    Before even opening the highway, i has already run into problems. The National Highways Authority is a corrupt and inefficient organisation, typical of corrupt India which celebrates 75b years of political corruption called independence! Narendra Modi will dress himself like the loan shark Marwari, with his funny turban, and will deliver saying how wonderful his country is! Meanwhile, record number of Indians are emigrating to Western countries using all kinds of routes, just to escape this wonderful independent India. Hundreds of Indians who entered universities in Western countries have dropped out , hiding as illegal immigrants in these countries, doinmg slave labour for Indian businesses, and yet do not want to return to India.
    India cannot anything right. All it is doing is mass breeding in a way, its population exceeds that of China!
    Just look at how China has built its highways in Shanghai and linking other cities. It is a superpower now. India is a corrupt sleeping giant in a long slumber!

  3. Ravikanth says:

    Fully agreed with your views.
    In a country where reservation based opportunities are given to the mediocre and the undeserving the administration capabilities of those will reflect on every walk of the common man’s life.

  4. Sunil says:

    Thought Mr. Nitin Ghatkari was efficient. Shame on the system prevailing in India.

  5. commonsense says:

    Howdi modi.. The very thought of you getting modi into everything makes you nothing but a political stooge.. Irrespective of the deadlines provided by the ministers or the governments, nobody can guarantee that the works done by contractors can withstand the force of nature and the way climate change is affecting each one of us. It’s very easy to sit and type, but if you have the balls, go and stand near the flooded road and say Modi bought rain! You are just an opportunistic person nd nothing else

  6. Venkat says:

    It is purely inefficiency of officials who has occupied based on reservation not by merit. Until this abolished, we can’t expect the quality of work

  7. Howdy, Modi! says:

    @commonsense
    You talk nonsense, and is a blithering idiot. Political stooge? For whom? May be for the president of the US or prime ministers of Europe certainly not for Modi, who deserted jhis wife or Sonia the Italian barmaid!
    If a highway gets flooded for whatever reason, it just means one thing: its construction is pathetically bad. As a poster pointed out the engineers that India has in positions like the National Highways, came through reservation list in universities , based on their backwardness of caste.
    What is your education, Mr Nonsense? Can you name any goods/services in India which meets the highest international standards. ? NONE?
    Best for you to shut up, looking at the pathetic situation of your country, 75 years after independence.

  8. Gurdeep says:

    @commonsense – Indians did not deserve independence in the first because they did not really neither understood it not respected it. A few people who understood it made great sacrifices and remained nameless! But a lot of others took credit and reaped the benefits for over 6 decades! In the name of democracy they carried out their selfish personal goals making money and be in power, by crooked means! That is why this reservations, caste, religion and all the divisions of the society were exploited for winning elections! If an elected government can call a top and patriotic scientist a spy and punish him for 20 years (Nambi Narayanan and his family), you can see how low we have reached.
    Now, we are a point where every party is trying to exploit the same caste/religion divide and realize that this concept may not work that well! So, a new party used another unlimited resource! Human greed as their capital! if you offer free electricity and free transport to 130 crore people, probably 125 crore will feel that is a good idea and vote for that party and this cuts across all demographics! That is what AAP experimented and already captured 2 states! Very shortly this circus is coming to all the states, cities and towns and very soon you will find Kejriwal will be the PM! Today nobody can say it is a bad idea because we are all too selfish and pass up a benefit for which we dont have to do anything except cast our vote! and Propaganda will go a long way! Today the voice of reason can’t be heard! So, many of these worms have infested the public space and abuse the current administration for no rhyme or reason! Compared to this prospect, Rahul becoming the PM is a better choice because a few thousand crores scam is not a big deal for a nation of our size!

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