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Traffic resumes in Bengaluru Mysuru Expressway after a 2 day hold up

The Two day hold-up in the newly commissioned Bengaluru Mysuru Expressway following flooding in certain sections of the carriageway has ended with the National Highways Authority of India addressing the drainage issues.

NHAI has addressed drainage issue near Sagabasavandoddi village.

Unprecedented rainfall on March 17tthcaused inundation on carriageway near the Animal Overpass at a point on the 117 km long Expressway.

The provision of drainage arrangement at this location was blocked by the villagers by dumping soil over the drain which resulted in stagnation of water on the main carriageway. To address this, NHAI has laid pipe drain with two rows of pipe to facilitate easy flow of rainwater. The work has been completed on March19th and the traffic has resumed on the expressway.

The rectification of the expansion joints of one of the major bridge cum Rail Over Bridge was a part of Operation and Maintenance of the Expressway that was taken up to remove the jerks and improve the riding quality on the bridge. The rectification work has been completed and it is now open for traffic.

Non-availability of service road has also been highlighted by local residents along the expressway. This is an access controlled highway, with provision of 112 kms 2 lane service road on either side.

To further assist commuters on the Expressway, NHAI has also put in place a robust incident management system that include deployment of ambulances, patrol vehicles and cranes to address emergencies and vehicle breakdown. The NHAI is making service road and completion would be ensured to facilitate route to local people. NHAI has taken adequate measures for proper drainage on service road which includes construction of RCC drain. Proper access to service road would be ensured. Roughly 55,000 passenger car units are moving on this road. Travel time has reduced from 4 hours to 1.5 hours.

NHAI has completed implementation of 117 km long Bangalore - Mysore Expressway and the same has been opened for traffic. Toll is being levied as per NH Act & Fees Rules applicable across the country. As per practice, even after completion of the project 90-days are provided to rectify and finish any minor issues to ensure smooth riding experience for the commuters.

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