Bengaluru-Mysuru Highway work to commence in Jan

The Karnataka government has said work on widening the Bengaluru-Mysuru highway into an eight-lane express road will commence in January 2018.

Public Works Department (PWD) minister Dr HC Mahadevappa said that the widening of the highway is expected to reduce the travelling time between the two major cities considerably.

“Using the new road, travellers can zip between Bengaluru and Mysuru in just 90 minutes,” he added.

Mahadevappa had met Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi, seeking the Centre’s formal approval for the ambitious project.

“The Union cabinet will formally clear the project on hybrid annuity clause in a few days. The work will be executed in two phases – Bengaluru-Nidaghatta (56.2 km) and Nidaghatta-Mysuru (64.14 km). A total of Rs 1,980 cr has been set aside for the first phase while the second phase requires Rs 2,169 cr. There will be 50:50 cost-sharing formula between Centre and State for the project,” the State Minister said.

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