Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway Inaugurated By PM Modi

Current Affairs

  • The highly anticipated Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway is inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 12 at 11:30 AM, following the completion of all necessary works and final inspections.
  • The expressway, which was constructed as part of the Union Government’s flagship Bharatmala Pariyojana (BMP), is expected to reduce travel time between the two major cities in Karnataka to just 90 minutes.
  • The 119 km long access-controlled expressway, built as a six-lane stretch, includes two-lane service roads on either side of the expressway, making it a 10-lane corridor.
  • The project has a cost of Rs 9000 crore, and it is built in two separate phases measuring 61 km between Nidaghatta and Mysore and 58 km between Bengaluru and Nidaghatta.
  • This expressway is expected to cut travel time between Bengaluru and Mysuru by 75 minutes. It used to take roughly three hours to travel between the two cities.

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