118-Kms Long Bengaluru-Mysore Expressway Is Now Open: Rs 8480 Crore Spent, Travel Time Reduced To 75 Mins!


Radhika Kajarekar

Radhika Kajarekar

Mar 14, 2023


Yesterday, on 12 March,  the Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi. 

This expressway stretches over 118 kilometers and is expected to reduce travel time between Bengaluru and Mysuru from 3.5 hours to around 1.5 hours.

118-Kms Long Bengaluru-Mysore Expressway Is Now Open: Rs 8480 Crore Spent, Travel Time Reduced To 75 Mins!

Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway To Reduce Travel Time to One Hour Only

The NH-275 section between Bengaluru, Nidaghatta, and Mysuru will be six-laned as part of the project.

The region’s socioeconomic development will be sped up by the motorway. The 61 km between Nidaghatta and Mysore and the 58 km between Bengaluru and Nidaghatta of high-speed corridor are being built in two distinct phases.

The highway features eight kilometer elevated corridors, 42 small bridges, 64 underpasses, 11 overpasses, four Road-Over-Bridges (ROBs), and five bypasses.

Speaking at the event, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the new road will make it possible to travel in one hour from Bengaluru to Mysuru.

As per Gadkari, “With this new road, travelling from Bengaluru to Mysuru will be possible in 1 hr. Ring road worth ₹17,000 crore to be constructed in Bengaluru which will help in direct travelling to Mysuru. This will help in attracting more tourists. These projects will help in employment generation also.”

PM To Lay Cornerstone For Four Lane Highway Between Mysuru and Hushalnagar

In addition, PM Modi will lay the cornerstone for the four-lane highway connecting Mysuru and Hushalnagar. According to the statement, the 92 km long road project will be built for about 4,130 crore.

According to the report, the project will significantly improve connectivity between Kushalnagar and Bengaluru and reduce travel time from approximately 5 to only 2.5 hours. The prime minister will dedicate IIT Dharwad to the country in Hubbali-Dharwad.

Prime Minister Modi laid the institute’s foundation stone in February 2019. The institute, which cost over 850 crore to develop, now provides four-year B.Tech. programmes, five-year, multidisciplinary BS-MS programmes, M.Tech., and Ph.D. programmes.

At Shree Siddharoodha Swamiji Hubballi Station, he will also dedicate to the country the world’s longest railway platform. Recently, the Guinness Book of World Records acknowledged the record. The platform, which is 1507 metres long, was constructed for roughly Rs. 20 crores.

The electrification of the Hosapete – Hubballi – Tinaighat section and the upgrading of Hosapete station will be dedicated by the prime minister to enhancing connectivity in the area.

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