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‘Villagers Blocked The Drain’: Government On Flooding Of New Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway


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The Ministry of Highway Transport and Highways has addressed the claims of flooding of the lately inaugurated Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway. Explaining the issue, the federal government stated that the route obtained flooded as a result of the villagers blocked the drain Ramanagara stretch. It’s to be famous that Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 118-km lengthy expressway on March 12. Following this, the studies of the a part of roads flooded with water began approaching 18 March.

In an announcement, Highway Transport and Highways Ministry stated, “Villagers of Madapura & others have tried to shortcut entry to enter their agriculture lands & village at Km.42+640 by blocking the drain with soil for a width of 3m to make their very own pathway from service street leading to inundation of street because of blockage of drainage path. The pathway constructed by the Villagers for his or her entry was eliminated on March 18 early morning itself.”

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In footage and movies shared on social media platforms on Saturday, automobiles had been seen shifting on the street via the water. Following the studies, the opposition events claimed that the expressway was opened swiftly by the BJP in preparation for elections.

The Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway has been constructed at a price of Rs 8,480 crores and is anticipated to scale back the journey time between the 2 cities by half.

As a part of the venture, NH 275 could be widened from 4 to 6 lanes via the Bengaluru-Nidaghatta-Mysuru part. The Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway has been constructed together with 89 underpasses and overpasses, 4 rail overbridges, 9 main bridges, 40 minor bridges, and a piece of NH-275. It must be talked about that the 118 km lengthy street, which has two service lanes on both aspect and 6 main carriageway lanes, was constructed as a part of the Bharatmala Pariyojana.

A greenfield bypass would even be a part of the e-way. This bypass could have a complete size of twenty-two km between Ramanagaram and Channapatana and eight km, 10 km, and 4 km for Mandya, Srirangapatana, and Maddur, respectively. Furthermore, a 7 km bypass can be constructed in Bidadi, permitting commuters to keep away from the close by cities.

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