Come September 2022, drive to Bengaluru in simply 90 minutes!

Mysore/Mysuru: Come September 2022, drive from Mysuru to Bengaluru in simply 90 minutes from the current three hours because the works on Mysuru-Bengaluru Freeway that’s being upgraded to a 10-lane Freeway and as an Financial Hall is scheduled to be accomplished on Sept. 7, 2022.

Works on the Freeway that was actually stopped as a consequence of COVID-19 pandemic has picked up tempo now with officers from Nationwide Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and contractors racing towards time to finish the already delayed challenge that’s value over Rs. 7,400 crore, together with land acquisition.

The challenge has been taken up beneath the Bharatmala Pariyojana Part I that has been authorized by the Authorities of India, beneath which Bengaluru to Mysuru stretch is envisaged as an Financial Hall. 

Site visitors density has elevated the length of journey between Bengaluru and Mysuru. As soon as the Freeway challenge is accomplished, the commute time between the 2 cities is predicted to scale back considerably. The 118-kilometre lengthy and 10-lane Freeway begins on the outskirts of Bengaluru close to the Vokkaliga Mahasamsthana after Kengeri (Panchamukhi Ganesha Temple) and ends at Naguvinahalli close to Mysuru the place it connects the 93-km six-lane Mysuru-Kushalnagar Financial Hall Expressway Undertaking alongside the Mysuru-Madikeri NH-275.

Concrete blocks being readied to be laid on either side of the Freeway.

A bypass street is being constructed after Naguvinahalli between Paschimavahini and Naguvinahalli. This street won’t contact Srirangapatna and can join the 10-lane Freeway after Ok. Shettihalli. 

Yesterday, Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha inspected the Freeway works together with NHAI officers and requested them to stay to the deadline. Other than seeing the Freeway growth works which might be being undertaken, the MP additionally visited the positioning of a brand new bridge that’s being constructed throughout River Cauvery close to Ganjam that will probably be part of the bypass street. 

The Union Authorities, in 2014, had declared the sooner 376-km State Freeway 17 and State Freeway 88 from Bengaluru to Bantwal by way of Mysuru as Nationwide Freeway 275. Later it was introduced that the stretch between Mysuru and Bengaluru could be upgraded as a 10-lane Freeway. The ten-lane Freeway includes six-lane ‘Entry Managed Expressway’ with two-lane service roads on both aspect to segregate rural visitors. 

The precise work, nevertheless, began solely in early 2019 as a substitute of 2018, as there have been points, together with land acquisition, shifting of facilities and authorized points. The stretch contains 9 main bridges, 44 minor bridges and 4 street over bridges. 

Image above reveals pre-cast concrete blocks being lined up on the banks of River Cauvery to assemble a bridge throughout the river. Image under reveals the bridge works.

Two packages

The NHAI has awarded the challenge to Bhopal-based Dilip Buildcon and the challenge is totally funded by the Centre together with the distribution of compensation for the land acquired.  The Firm has taken up the freeway works in two packages — Bengaluru to Nidaghatta in Maddur and Nidaghatta to Bengaluru. 

The Freeway may have an elevated hall of about 8 kilometres and 6 bypass roads have been proposed for Bidadi, Ramanagara, Channapattana, Maddur, Mandya and Srirangapatna for an combination size of 51.5 km.

In keeping with NHAI officers, the entire estimated value for Bundle-1 is Rs. 3,900 crore and for Bundle-2 is Rs. 3,500 crore. The deadline for Bundle-1 has been fastened on Feb. 9, 2022 and for Bundle-2, the deadline is Sept. 9, 2022. Until now, 51 % of Bundle-1 has been accomplished whereas 30 % of Bundle-2 has been accomplished. 

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