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Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway Project Hits Roadblock

Infra News - Published on Thu, 18 Jul 2019

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Indian Express reported that the Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway project, which has an ambitious goal of connecting the twin cities within 90 minutes, is likely to get delayed further. Construction activity along the route is facing massive problems from a good chunk of property owners who have already been paid compensation for their land.

For the last ten days, work has come to a standstill in many portions along the route, particularly at Bidadi and Mandya. The nearly INR 7,000 crore project being undertaken by the National Highway Authority of India has been split into two phases for execution: 56.2 kilometer from Bengaluru to Nidaghatta in Mandya district and 61 km from Nidaghatta to Mysuru. It initially encountered major problems in land acquisition from the forest department and private landowners but most of the required land was acquired by April 2018.

Construction work by the outsourced contractor finally began on May 14, 2019, for Phase-I, which has a deadline of November 2021. The Phase-I project’s main components are a 4.42 kilometer elevated highway and two bypass roads at Bidadi and Ramanagara.

A source said that “A sum of INR 2,190 crore is the construction cost while the land acquisition cost has been pegged at INR 1,594 crore. The Competent Authority of Land Acquisition has already paid landowners up to INR 1,230 crore.”

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Thu, 18 Jul 2019
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