Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway set to open in Feb 2022
The Karnataka government has announced over 55% of the work on the Mysuru-Bengaluru Economic Corridor (Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway) has been completed and is set to be open in February 2022.
The economic corridor project between Bengaluru and Mysuru is being executed under Bharatmala Pariyojana phase-1 and is estimated to cost Rs 7,400 crore.
The expressway is being constructed under two packages – the first one runs from Bengaluru to Nidaghatta in Maddur taluk, which costs around Rs 3,000 crore, and the second package connects Nidaghatta to Myusuru and costs Rs 3,500 crore.
Dilip Buildcon, a Bhopal-based contractor, was awarded the contract for construction of both the packages – 56 km from Bengaluru to Nidagatta and 61 km from Nidagatta to Mysore.
More than 67.5% of the work has been completed in the first package, and 50.5% of the work has been completed in the second package, the state government informed.
Once the project is completed, the government said the expressway would reduce travel time from three hours to 90 minutes between the two cities.
The scope of the work also includes the construction of nine major bridges, 44 minor bridges and four road-over bridges and road-under bridges.
Three elevated corridors are being built, including a 5 km section in the outskirts of Bengaluru, a 3 km section in Maddur, and a third one in Srirangapatna.
The 10-lane highway also includes two service roads on either side and wherever the works have been completed, vehicles are being allowed to travel.