Bengaluru-Chennai highway will cut travel time to two hours: Nitin Gadkari | bangalore


Written by Pathi Venkata Thadhagath

The new highway between Bengaluru and Chennai will cut travel time between the two cities to two hours, said Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari. In his address to Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, the minister had spoken of the long-awaited Bangalore-Chennai highway.

The Minister said, “India will have 26 new green highways in the next three years which will reduce the travel time for people choosing the roads. The Bangalore-Chennai highway is one of them and it will help commuters to reach their cities (Chennai or Bangalore) in just two hours. I want to reiterate that our roads will be nothing less than the roads of America in the future.

Earlier in May, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also mentioned the Chennai-Bengaluru highway in his speech. “The Bangalore-Chennai highway will connect two key growth centers. The four-lane elevated road connecting Chennai Port to Maduravoyal will make Chennai Port more efficient and decongest city traffic,” Modi said.

Currently, the average travel time between Chennai and Bangalore by road is five to six hours and the new highway is expected to reduce it to two to three hours. Modi had laid the groundwork for the 262 km long highway in May. The highway will cross Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Additionally, the 117 kilometer long Bengaluru-Mysuru highway is also under construction and is expected to be completed by October.

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