During the aerial inspection, Gadkari also examined the 117-km-long 10-lane highway costing Rs 8,408 crore that is being built.
Union Minister for Transport Nitin Gadkari has announced that the Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway would be inaugurated by February end.
In the near future, travel time between the two cities will be 90 minutes, instead of the current 3 hours.
Gadkari said Narendra Modi or Droupadi Murmu would attend the inauguration as guests of honor.
The expressway will boost tourism in Mysuru and Srirangapatna, as well as the IT industry, he said.
Aerial inspections were also conducted by Gadkari on the Rs 8,408 crore 10-lane highway, which spans 117 kilometers.
There are two major metropolises in the country – Chennai, and Bengaluru. By constructing an expressway, the distance is reduced by 38 kilometers and travel time is reduced from five to two hours. Logistic costs will also decrease by four to six percent. We are also considering building a forest underpass in the Bannerghatta forest. As soon as there is dense forest, we will realign the route.”
Further, he stated that Karnataka is a very important state and traffic congestion in Bengaluru will be taken into consideration.
There is also the possibility of introducing double-decker sky buses with a capacity of 200 passengers.
“I have already prepared the presentation, and I have also discussed it with the Chief Minister,” said the Union Minister.