Bangalore Chennai travel time expected to cut down drastically
Bangalore, Jan. 15: The travel time from Bengaluru to Chennai cuts down drastically and vehicles and zip through at an all time high of 120 kms/hour, said Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari.
Speaking to media persons on Thursday after inspecting the 262 kms 8-lane Bangalore-Chennai Expressway at Vadaganahalli at the outskirts of the city he said that the project will be completed by March next year.
Terming the expressway as ‘Pragati ka highway’ (highway of development), Gadkari said that a whopping Rs. 16,730 crore is being pumped into the project which aims to accelerate the economic development. The road traverses through Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu and work have progressed about 35 per cent, he added.
The new corridor cuts the existing distance between Bangalore and Chennai from 300 km to 263 km. The availability of over 3 hectares between the road line will be converted into Amrut Mahotsav Bird Garden dedicated to nestling of birds and Amrit Sarovar to rejuvenate groundwater levels.
Further, if the expressway cuts through thick forest the alignment would be modified, added Gadkari.