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Bengaluru-Mysuru travel time will come down to 75 minutes from 3 hours, says Nitin Gadkari

Motorists will get a 10-lane road on a stretch of 117 km from Bengaluru to Mysuru.

Motorists will get a 10-lane road on a stretch of 117 km from Bengaluru to Mysuru. | Photo Credit: K. MURALI KUMAR

Ongoing construction work of the Bengaluru–Nidaghatta-Mysuru section of NH275 will be completed by October, Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has said.

In a series of tweets on Monday, the Minister also said that once completed, the travel time between Bengaluru and Mysuru will be reduced to 75 minutes.

“This road will substantially reduce the travel time from Bengaluru to Mysuru from three hours to 75 minutes only. It will enhance connectivity between the two important cities and provide an impetus to tourism and economy in the region,” said the Union Minister.

Motorists will get a 10-lane road on a stretch of 117 km from Bengaluru to Mysuru. The project is being implemented at cost of ₹8,350 crore.

Mr. Gadkari further said that the state-of-the-art project has multiple structures, such as an 8-km long elevated corridor, nine major bridges, 42 minor bridges, four railway overbridges and five bypasses, which will ease traffic congestion and significantly reduce pollution.

Demand for other roads

Road users are elated with the response from the Minister that the work is nearing completion. “Completion of the project will come as a big relief for motorists using the highway, who have endured the congestion all these years. During the construction period, the stretch also witnessed a lot of accidents. Authorities should also take measures to keep the road in good condition from NICE road towards the city. Or else, motorists would end up spending more time on the road to enter the city,” said Prashanth Kumar, who commutes on the stretch regularly. 

But many also demanded that issues faced on Tumakuru Road and Kanakapura Road be fixed. On Tumakuru Road, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has recently opened the Goraguntepalya flyover for traffic after closing it for over 50 days for repair work.

For safety issues, the NHAI and traffic police have completely banned movement of heavy vehicles on the flyover and only light motor vehicles are allowed.

Chethan B., a motorist, said, “Prohibition of heavy vehicles on the flyover has resulted in more traffic congestion on the main lanes. Also, on Tumakuru Road, the stretch after Nelamangala is prone to accidents. The NHAI should also take up measures to resolve the issues”.

People who are using the Kanakapura Road are also irked by the prolonged delay in completion of the works. Villagers in some areas put up banners asking the motorists to drive slowly and demanded that the NHAI expedite the work. 

However, officials of the NHAI claimed that they have taken measures to repair the road wherever it is in a poor condition.


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