Bengaluru : Works on the project to construct an eight-lane National Highway (NH) between Mysuru and Bengaluru has begun on a war footing. In all, it will be a 10-lane Highway with four lanes and two service roads on either side. The total estimate of the project is Rs. 6,500 crore, including land acquisition costs.
The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) — the agency executing it, will build roads between the two cities and the new roads will be in addition to the existing lanes. The project is likely to take 2.5 years to complete. The scope of the work also includes construction of nine major bridges, 44 minor bridges, and four Road Over Bridges.
The road works have begun from the outskirts of Bengaluru near the Vokkaliga Mahasamsthana on both sides of the road and workers, accompanied by surveyors, are engaged in digging and widening of the existing highway. The works have begun on a full swing here as the land acquisition process has been completed.
Traffic density has increased the duration of travel between Bengaluru and Mysuru. Once the highway project is completed, the commute time between the two cities is expected to reduce significantly. The NHAI has acquired many lands adjoining the roads including three acres of Puneeth Farms owned by Dr. Rajkumar family and also several properties owned by industries. The news will bring cheer to thousands of commuters as the project has been inordinately delayed.