In order to conduct a safety inspection along the Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway in Karnataka, the state-owned National Highways Authority of India has set up a committee of road safety specialists, according to an official announcement on Tuesday.
The committee is on a visit to the site and will conclude its study by 20 July, the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways said. It further added that the committee will submit the report within 10 days after visiting the site.The move came amid a number of accidents being reported along the stretch since it was opened in March this year, raising concerns about safety of commuters.
According to the official statement by the ministry, “National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has constituted a committee of Road Safety Experts to carry out safety inspections of Bengaluru-Mysuru Access Controlled Highway to ensure that the corridor continues to serve people of Karnataka by promoting safe travel.”
A section of the 118-kilometer highway crosses over NH-275. According to the ministry, NHAI used cutting-edge technologies to build the highway, which is helping to increase trade and serve as a catalyst for the socioeconomic development of the area. “The highway has cut travel time between the two cities by almost half to just 75 minutes. The highway is a testimony of India’s rapidly transforming road infrastructure and NHAI’s commitment to create a world class national highway network,” it said.
The route also has 89 underpasses and overpasses, 40 minor bridges, nine major bridges, four rail overbridges, and nine large bridges. To address the issue of traffic congestion, a total of six bypasses have been built in the towns of Bidadi, Ramnagara, Channapatna, Maddur, Mandya, and Srirangapatna.