Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Hosur Road elevated corridor now ready

Hosur Road elevated corridor now ready

Express News ServiceFirst Published : 07 Dec 2009 06:37:29 AM ISTLast Updated : 07 Dec 2009 02:57:43 PM IST
BANGALORE: The elevated expressway between Central Silk Board Junction and Electronic city is now almost ready and according to sources the promoters are trying to get Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to inaugurate it.
The elevated highway is being promoted by Bangalore Elevated Tollway Limited (BETL) and was supposed to be completed by March 2009.
Sources say the delay in completing the project happened because Maytas Infra Ltd, one of the partners of BETL, was facing a financial crisis for sometime and there was a delay in acquiring the land for the project.
The highway, a first of its kind in the state, is one of the longest elevated highways in India.
The four-lane-elevated highway, which has a length of 10 km and is 15 metres wide will Rs 880 crore.
It will ensure unhindered and signal-free travel on both the directions.
The promoters are planning to charge Rs 10 for a two-wheeler, Rs 30 for a car and Rs 80 for a bus for using the highway once in any direction.
At present, lighting works and minor construction activities are going on. One of the ramps that connects the highway to Neelsandra road is under construction.
The elevated corridor will be declared ready for use after the National Highway Authority of India and an independent consultant certify it ready for use.
The government has entrusted the task of maintaining the entire stretch of road from Attibele to Silk Board Junction to BETL.
The BETL is also constructing a flyover each at Chandapura and Attibelle and both of them are expected to be completed in another five months. BETL will also be charging a user fee for using the road.


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