The 118 km long Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway project was officially inaugurated on Sunday in Maddur by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Officials estimate that it will cut the distance between the two cities’ travel time, from three hours to only 75 minutes.
According to officials, the NH-275 section between Bengaluru, Nidaghatta, and Mysuru was six-laned as part of the Rs 8,480 crore project, which will spur socio-economic growth in the area.
The Prime Minister also laid the cornerstone for the four-lane highway between Mysuru and Kushalnagar. The project, which spans 92 kilometres, would be developed for about Rs 4130 crores.
According to officials, the project will significantly improve the connection between Kushalnagar in the Kodagu district and Bengaluru, the state capital, and will cut travel time from five hours to roughly two.
The ruling BJP is concentrating on winning a significant number of seats in the Old Mysuru region, where it is traditionally weak, so earlier on Sunday, Modi held a massive roadshow in the district headquarters city of Mandya, waving at a large number of an enthusiastic crowd who had lined up on both sides of the route.