The 262 km long Bengaluru-Chennai Expressway will cost more than 16,730 crores to construct. Passing through Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu will help cut the distance between Bengaluru and Chennai travel time by two to three hours.
“The project will be cost-efficient for vehicle operators and lessen fuel consumption. It will strengthen the economic activities in Bengaluru and Chennai and connect industrial hubs in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh to the Chennai Port,” Union minister Nitin Gadkari said.
Inspected the progress of the Bengaluru – Chennai Expressway with Karnataka PWD Minister Shri @CCPatilBJP Ji and MP Shri @BNBachegowda_MP Ji. We are constructing this 262 km long 8-Lane structure worth of ₹16,730 Cr.#PragatiKaHighway #GatiShakti #BengaluruChennaiExpressway pic.twitter.com/Lq92uRdGjj
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) January 5, 2023
What you need to know about the Bengaluru-Chennai Expressway is as follows:
- It takes five to six hours to travel from Chennai to Bengaluru.
- One of the 26 new green motorways is the four-lane Bengaluru-Chennai motorway.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the first stone for the Bengaluru-Chennai highway in May 2022.
- The 262 km (8-lane) e-way was constructed at a cost and is intended for 120 km/hr.
- The planned motorway would cut the 300 km (186 mi) gap between Bengaluru and Chennai.
- Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu will be traversed.
On the journey, it will pass through the towns of Malur, Bangarpet, Kolar Gold Fields (KGF), Palamaner, Chittoor, and Ranipet after starting in Hoskote on the outskirts of Bengaluru. The motorway will end in Tamil Nadu’s Kanchipuram district, in Sriperumbudur.
The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has broken down the building of this project into three stages.
The motorway is a double-decker elevated road with four lanes.