The Union minister of transportation, Nitin Gadkari, will visit Karnataka on January 5 to inspect the Bengaluru-Mysuru highway, the state's minister of public works, CC Patil, informed on Wednesday.
Bengaluru: The Union minister of transportation, Nitin Gadkari, will visit Karnataka on January 5 to inspect the Bengaluru-Mysuru highway, the state’s minister of public works, CC Patil, informed on Wednesday. The minister discussed the severe flooding on the Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway while speaking before the legislative council on Wednesday.
In response to a query raised by Marithibbe Gowda of the Janata Dal (secular), MLC, Patil stated, “This year, the state had excessive rainfall compared to prior years, and water flow was high.” Parts of the expressway were flooded as a result of the encroachments and slits. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari is expected to inspect the Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway on January 5.
The frequency of accidents on the ambitious 10-lane expressway built by the Union government has also made headlines.
In the last six months, 77 accidents took place on the Bengaluru–Mysuru expressway, as per the police department. In several deadly mishaps, a total of 28 people died and 67 were injured.
The Kengeri-Mysuru expressway is built with the purpose of reducing the time spent covering the distance. It is expected to be a journey of 3.5 to 1.5 hours. The Rs. 8,453 crore project is set to be inaugurated in March 2023.
However, the NHAI (National Highways Authority of India) has given a green signal to vehicles to ply from Bengaluru to Mandya as the remaining stretch has not been completed yet. The total length of the road is 118 kilometers, and a huge number of vehicles have been plying on it even before its inauguration.