October 3, 2022

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 result 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 venture that’s value over Rs. 7,400 crore, together with land acquisition.

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

Site visitors density has elevated the period of journey between Bengaluru and Mysuru. As soon as the Freeway venture is accomplished, the commute time between the 2 cities is anticipated 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 Challenge 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 Okay. Shettihalli. 

Yesterday, Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha inspected the Freeway works together with NHAI officers and requested them to stay to the deadline. Aside from seeing the Freeway growth works which are being undertaken, the MP additionally visited the location of a brand new bridge that’s being constructed throughout River Cauvery close to Ganjam that can 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 through Mysuru as Nationwide Freeway 275. Later it was introduced that the stretch between Mysuru and Bengaluru can be upgraded as a 10-lane Freeway. The ten-lane Freeway includes six-lane ‘Entry Managed Expressway’ with two-lane service roads on both facet to segregate rural site 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 features. 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 venture to Bhopal-based Dilip Buildcon and the venture is absolutely 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 could 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 response to NHAI officers, the entire estimated value for Package deal-1 is Rs. 3,900 crore and for Package deal-2 is Rs. 3,500 crore. The deadline for Package deal-1 has been mounted on Feb. 9, 2022 and for Package deal-2, the deadline is Sept. 9, 2022. Until now, 51 p.c of Package deal-1 has been accomplished whereas 30 p.c of Package deal-2 has been accomplished. 

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