Friday, January 22, 2010

Hosur Road elevated highway to open today

Hosur Road elevated highway to open today
Bangalore, Jan 21DHNS:

The much awaited 9.5 kilometre elevated highway on Hosur Road will be inaugurated on Friday by Union Minister for Surface Transport Kamal Nath.

The highway, built by the Bangalore Elevated Tollway Limited (BETL), a special purpose vehicle initiated by a consortium, will ferry motorists from Bommanhalli to Electronic City and vice-versa.

The highway which was commissioned in 2006 by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been completed by the Nagarjuna Construction Company-Maytas Infra- Soma Pvt Ltd Consortium after nearly a 15-month delay and at an escalated cost of Rs 880 crore.

The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) will be allowing motorists to travel till the grade section on a free toll but will charge motorists who use the entire elevated highway till Electronic City. The BETL has been entrusted with the work of managing a 18.55 kilometre stretch that includes even the surface road ahead of the elevated highway.


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