Public Works Minister Dr H C Mahadevappa on Tuesday informed the Legislative Council that the work on the Mysuru-Bengaluru six-lane expressway would begin in May 2017.
Replying to B J Puttaswamy (BJP), the minister said that about 85 per cent of the survey work has been completed. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) would be building six lanes of tolled road and four lanes of toll-free service road.
“The state government has completed land acquisition for the road expansion work. The expressway would begin at Vishwa Vokkaligara Mutt near NICE road, Kengeri and end at the Ring Road in Mysuru. The total length is going to be 117.3 km and the total cost would be Rs 5,500 crore,” he added.