On Thursday, Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, told the Lok Sabha that six of the ten development packages for the Bengaluru-Chennai Expressway are currently under construction. The road in Tamil Nadu is 106 km long, and construction has started in three packages. He was answering a question that wasn't starred.
The final package, which spans 12 kilometres and has the other half in Andhra Pradesh, has also been given to a contractor, and work is expected to start in a few weeks. The greenfield completely access-controlled signal-free elevated highway is 262 kilometres long and passes through Tamil Nadu (85 kilometres), Andhra Pradesh (71 kilometres), and Karnataka (106 km).
The four-lane broad expressway is anticipated to cost Rs. 12,500 crore and take two years to build. The districts of Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Vellore, and Ranipet in Tamil Nadu would be crossed by the highway. Depending on speed, the project, which is being undertaken under the National Highways Development Project, might enable drivers to arrive in Bengaluru from Chennai in less than three hours.
According to a source, drivers can reach speeds of 120 kmph on this road if all other conditions are ideal. To prevent animals from wandering onto the road, which would have no service lane for local traffic, it would be totally walled off. Only two places along the route go through a built-up region, the source continued.