Expressway to Chennai has hit the street operating

Earth excavation work in full swing for ‘shortest’ route from Bengaluru

The groundwork for the Bengaluru-Chennai expressway has begun close to Hoskote. Within the first section, a 45-km stretch is being developed and steadily, work on the whole stretch will choose up tempo. This correspondent did a check drive at floor zero.

Earth excavation work is being finished on each side on Previous Madras Highway (close to MVJ Medical School); one street connects to Dobbaspet Highway and the opposite section is the Greenfield Highway mission; the stretch will join Hoskote to Chennai. In line with sources in Nationwide Freeway Authority of India (NHAI), there was lengthy delay within the mission, however now the work is choosing up tempo as land acquisition has been accomplished in a number of stretches.

An official mentioned that as work on Greenfield Highway is part of the six-lane freeway on the stretch, they needed to excavate the bottom and stage the street earlier than the asphalt would start. The NHAI is now executing the mission on the Hybrid Annuity Mannequin (HAM).

The entire street mission has been divided into 10 packages. Out of this, the 72-kilometre size of street falls beneath Karnataka territory and has been divided into three packages. Officers say that with the present tempo of labor, it might take no less than two years for the street to be accomplished. Nevertheless, the work is but to start out in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

This would be the first Greenfield expressway in south India, slicing throughout Hoskote, Malur (Karnataka), V Kota, Palamaner (Andhra Pradesh) and Sriperumbudur (Tamil Nadu). By the way, this would be the shortest distance between Bangalore and Chennai with distance diminished to 250 km (Greenfield space) from Hoskote to Sri Perambadur. The officer mentioned initially they deliberate to scale back the space additional; nonetheless, it was not doable because the street was to go the Jap Ghats.

Nationwide Freeway Authority of India estimates that it might must spend Rs 15 crore to Rs 16 crore to construct a kilometre of the brand new Bengaluru-Chennai expressway

The officers feared it might not get the required clearance from the Ministry of Setting, so the street is now to bypass the Jap Ghats. The mission is about to have a world-class freeway with roads designed to cater to the velocity of 120 km per hour. The street embankment shall be 3-6 metres above the bottom to keep away from distractions.

NHAI estimates that it might must spend Rs 15 crore to Rs 16 crore to construct a kilometre of the street. The toll on this street shall be larger than the toll paid on the opposite NHAI roads. It’s an entry managed expressway, the toll shall be larger although now we have not finalised the toll charges, Proper now, the Bengaluru-Mulbagal Highway’s toll gate is situated close to Hoskote and Bangalore-Chennai expressway begins at this level. Customers could not wish to pay at two toll gates concurrently.

So, we’re contemplating connecting the expressway to NH 207 (between Hosur to Dobbaspet). It’s nonetheless within the preliminary days and must be finalised.

By the way, the brand new expressway would be the shortest distance between Bengaluru and Chennai. Presently, there are three routes connecting Bengaluru and Chennai and the site visitors quantity between the 2 cities is larger. Greater than 9,500 PCUs journey from Bengaluru to Chennai on the prevailing roads each hour.

It might take no less than two years for the mission to be accomplished. The work is but to be began in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

– NHAI official

Essentially the most used street is thru Hosur and Krishnagiri with roughly 380 km between the 2 cities. As this street has 4 lanes and passes by way of solely two states, it’s excessively used between the 2 cities. Nevertheless, with many cities en route and a detour of Krishnagiri, the journey time is time consuming. The second route is the Previous Madras Highway traversing by way of Kolar and Chittoor. Although this route is relatively shorter than Hosur Highway (roughly 340 km), it isn’t a lot most popular; one as a result of it has two lanes and since it passes by way of three States.

Non-public autos desist utilizing this street as they must pay a number of entry taxes. The third route is a shorter route passing Kolar-KGF-V Kota and Vellore. This street is least most popular because it passes the ghat part (between V Kota and Pernambut) and the street just isn’t in good situation.

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