NH Authority steps up safety measures: Bangalore-Mysore Expressway to get Rs 688 crore grant for critical enhancement

Bangalore-Mysore Expressway: The National Highways Authority has allocated an additional Rs 688 crore to enhance safety measures on the Bangalore-Mysore Expressway, a project already in progress with a total cost of Rs 8,480 crore.

The funds for constructing a rest area, including a gas station, helipad, and coffee bar at a projected cost of Rs 1000 crore, have not been released yet. In parallel, the police department has also earmarked Rs 3.5 crore for safety initiatives on the same highway.

Bangalore-Mysore Expressway

Bangalore; The identified safety concerns on the Oxyn Control Highway, based on surveys conducted by a special committee of the highway authority and the police department, include uneven terrain, slippery areas causing vehicle tire issues, and loss of vehicle control on railway flyovers, resulting in numerous accidents (25 black spots).

A total of Rs 688 crore has been designated for addressing these issues along a 23 km stretch. The tender process is scheduled for February 19 and will be conducted online in the HAM format.

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Additionally, the police departments in Ramanagara, Mandya, and Mysore districts have allocated Rs 3.5 crore for highway safety. Priorities for this fund include installing cameras, zebra strips, and speed bumps as necessary.

The 118 km long expressway has seen an increased demand for various facilities, such as rest areas, petrol stations, towing systems, trauma centers, cameras, GPS-based toll systems, and emergency entry and exit systems. The goal is to enhance overall safety and ease of travel on the expressway.

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