Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway to the nation on March 12. He also laid foundation stones for several projects worth around Rs 16,000 crore in Karnataka.
The Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway has a six-laning of the Bengaluru-Nidaghatta-Mysuru section of NH-275. The 118-km-long project has been developed at a cost of around Rs 8,480 crore. It will reduce the travel time between Bengaluru and Mysuru from around 3 hours to only about 75 minutes, and will act as a catalyst for socio-economic development in the region.
In other projects, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for Mysuru-Kushalnagar 4- lane highway. He dedicated to the nation IIT Dharwad, the longest railway platform in the world at Shree Siddharoodha Swamiji Hubballi Station, and the electrification of Hosapete–Hubballi–Tinaighat section and the upgradation of Hosapete station, for boosting connectivity in the region. He also inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for various projects of Hubballi-Dharwad smart city, among other projects.
“Developed at a cost of over Rs 530 crores, the electrification project establishes seamless train operation on electric traction. The redeveloped Hosapete station will provide convenient and modern facilities to travellers. It has been designed to resemble the Hampi monuments,” it said.