Bengaluru is about to get another expressway, bringing Mumbai and Pune, two important cities in neighbouring Maharashtra, even closer.
Bengaluru: There is good news for those who frequently travel between Mumbai, India’s financial capital, and Bengaluru, the country’s silicon valley. Bengaluru is about to get another expressway, bringing Mumbai and Pune, two important cities in neighbouring Maharashtra, even closer.
According to a leading newspaper report, the Pune-Bengaluru expressway will cut the distance between the three cities’ travel times by 95 kilometres. The distance between the cities may be covered in seven hours. The expressway is expected to cost approximately 50,000 crore and will be 699 kilometres long. In 2028, the expressway is anticipated to be made accessible to all.
Twelve districts are included in the project, nine of which are in Karnataka and three in Maharashtra. They are Bengaluru Rural, Belagavi, Bagalkot, Gadag, Koppal, Vijayanagara (Ballari), Davanagere, Chitradurga, Tumakuru, Pune, Satara, and Sangli.
The corridor runs from Kanjale on the proposed Pune Ring Road to Muthagadahalli on the planned Satellite Ring Road in the Bangalore Metropolitan Region, the report added.
Due to reduced traffic, the project is expected to increase trade because it will encourage businesses to locate along the route. A 15-metre median for potential future widening is also planned, as are 55 flyovers. Tree plantations on both sides of the expressway and other extensive infrastructure are on the cards
The highway will also be a visual pleasure because it crosses 10 rivers, including the Krishna, Tungabhadra, and many others.