Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Easy ride to Nelamangala may be delayed

Easy ride to Nelamangala may be delayed
Bangalore, August 17, DH News Service:

The inauguration of 19.5-km Yeshwanthpur-Nelamangala elevated toll way is likely to be delayed as the National Highway Authority of India is yet to finalise the dates.


“No decision has been taken on throwing open the stretch for public in the coming month,” Project Director R K Gupta told Deccan Herald on Tuesday.

He neither divulged the factors delaying the inauguration nor indicated a timeline. However, some sources in the Authority said the project should be completed in a week or two and opened by the end of this month.

Reduced travel time

The elevated expressway and access-controlled corridor on Tumkur Road (National Highway-4), will benefit over a lakh people travelling to North Karnataka. The travel time to Nelamangala from the City will come down to 15 minutes as against the present one-hour drive.

Gazette notification

Issues like toll rates and ban on movement of two-wheelers are said to be delaying the decision to throw open the Rs 720 crore project to public.

The rates for the six-lane axis control toll road leading to Nelamangala is yet to be decided. The gazette notification will be out soon, sources added.

Further, officials also pointed out that no final decision has been taken yet on banning two-wheelers on the stretch as mooted earlier.

The decision will be arrived at after consultation with police.

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