NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on March 11 in Mandya district, will open the 10-lane Bangalore-Mysuru Expressway. Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha confirmed the information. It will link the state capital of Karnataka and the historic city of Mysuru in just 90 minutes.
Depending on the pace of the car, it will be able to travel the 143 kilometres from Bangalore to Mysuru in just one and a half hours or less. The highway travels from Bangalore's NICE entrance to Mysuru's Ring Road intersection.
The motorway project consists of two packages; the first runs for around 56 km from Bangalore to Nidaghatta in the Maddur taluk, while the second runs for 61 km from Nidaghatta to Mysuru. More than Rs. 8,000 crore is spent on the project.
The National Authority of India (NHAI) notified the highway toll fees for cars. The expressway's initial section, which runs from Bangalore to Nidaghatta in the Mandya district, has a toll plaza at Sheshagirihalli.
The Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police Ramanagara met and agreed that the toll will start to be collected this morning.
The official said that cars will be charged Rs.135 toll fee for a single journey, while Rs.205 if they are returning the same day. It can increase up to Rs.250 when the second stretch will be opened.
Anand Mahindra, the chairman of the Mahindra Group, also posted a video earlier on Twitter that featured amazing drone pictures over the Bangalore–Mysuru expressway and demonstrated the development of India's infrastructure. He affirmed that the images serve as a potent signal of how India is developing an infrastructure that meets international standards.