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Tenders for the long-delayed Expressway from Bengaluru to be issued in Feb

Lastly, there may be some excellent news on the much-delayed Bengaluru-Chennai Expressway. The NHAI, which is executing the mission hopes to ask tenders for the mission in February-March. The forest clearance is predicted to be cleared by March and the works (topic to awarding of tender) may start someday in September-October subsequent yr. As soon as accomplished, the journey time between the 2 cities will come down from the present six hours to 4 hours.

A senior NHAI official informed Bangalore Mirror that the land acquisition was in superior stage and compensation was being awarded. Presently, places of work of NHAI from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are wanting into the initiatives of their respective territories and the land acquisition is in remaining levels. The package deal will likely be divided into three phases and the primary section of labor will likely be between Hosakote and Bethamangala.

In the meantime, answering a question within the Lok Sabha, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari stated the Detailed Undertaking Report (DPR)/ feasibility research for Bengaluru-Chennai.

Greenfield Expressway Undertaking had been initiated together with land acquisition and different pre-construction actions. “The combination land acquisition for about 2,650 hectares of land has been initiated for the mission. The notification underneath part 3A of NH Act has been revealed for whole land. Out of this, notification underneath part 3D of NH Act has been revealed for two,590 Hectares land and award underneath part 3G of NH Act has been declared for about 2,350 Hectares land. The tentative civil price of the mission is Rs 17,930 crores. An quantity of roughly Rs. 1,370 crores have been spent in direction of pre-construction actions together with land acquisition and DPR consultancy companies,” he responded.

This would be the first Greenfield Expressway in South India chopping throughout Hosakote, Malur (Karnataka), V Kota, Palamaner (Andhra Pradesh), Gudiyatam, Arakkonam and Sri Perambadur (Tamil Nadu). By the way, this would be the shortest distance between Bangalore and Chennai with distance decreased to 250 km (Greenfield Space) from Hosakote to Sriperumbudur.

Greater toll

The officer stated initially they deliberate to cut back the space additional; nonetheless, it was not attainable because the street was to go by Jap Ghats. 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 ready to have world-class freeway with roads designed to cater to the pace of 120 km per hour. The street embankment will likely be three to 6 metres above the bottom to keep away from distractions.

NHAI estimates that it might need to spend Rs 15 crore to Rs 16 crore to construct a kilometre of the street. The toll on this street will likely be greater than the toll paid on the opposite NHAI roads. “As it’s an access-controlled expressway, the toll will likely be greater although we now have not finalised the toll charges”, stated the officer. In the meantime, NHAI officers are planning to have an alternate street from Bangalore Metropolis Centre to Expressway which begins at Hosakote.

“Proper now, the Bangalore-Mulbagal Street’s toll gate is situated close to Hosakote 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 Dobbspet). It’s nonetheless within the preliminary days and must be finalised,” added the official.

Hosur Street too busy

By the way, the brand new Expressway would be the shortest distance between Bangalore and Chennai. The visitors quantity between two cities is large. Greater than 9,500 PCUs journey from Bangalore to Chennai on the prevailing roads each hour. The extensively used street is by way of Hosur/Krishnagiri. As this street is four-laned, it’s excessively used between the 2 cities.


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