Bengaluru-Chennai New Expressway: Just 2 hours to reach Chennai from Bangalore

Bangalore-Chennai new expressway will reduce the travel time between Bengaluru and Chennai to two to two-and-a-half hours, compared to the current seven to eight hours.

Bangalore-Chennai Expressway: In a welcome relief to motorists, the 262-km-long Bangalore-Chennai Expressway (BCE) is nearing completion. Expressway will reduce the travel time between Bengaluru and Chennai to two to two-and-a-half hours, compared to the current seven to eight hours. Bengaluru-Chennai New Expressway: Just 2 hours to reach Chennai from Bangalore.

The expressway will reduce the distance between the cities by 80 km. The speed limit on the expressway is 120 kmph. The BCE project, officially NE-7, is a four-lane access-controlled road that connects Hoskote near Bangalore in Karnataka with Sriperambadur near Chennai in Tamil Nadu.

Bengaluru-Chennai New Expressway: Just 2 hours to reach Chennai from Bangalore
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Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari announced on July 4 that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Bengaluru-Chennai Expressway before December 2024.  He had earlier said March 2024 as the estimated time of completion. This expressway, which is being constructed at a cost of Rs 17,930 crore, will pass through three states namely Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Hoskote, Malur, Bangarapet, Kolar Gold Fields, Venkatagirikota, Palamaner, Bangarupalem, Chittoor, Ranipet and Sriperambadur are cities located on the Bangalore-Chennai Expressway route. The highway is eight lanes for a distance of 240 km and the rest is an elevated stretch of 22 km.

The 4-lane double-decker elevated road will connect 21 km from Chennai Port to Maduravayal and will be constructed at a cost of around Rs 5,850 crore. This will ensure continuous flow of goods to Chennai port. The 94 km long highway (NH-844) from Neralur to Dharmapuri has been constructed at a cost of around Rs 3,870 crore.

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Bengaluru-Chennai New Expressway: Just 2 hours to reach Chennai from Bangalore
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A 31 km 2-lane highway connecting Meensurutty to Chidambaram (NH-277) was constructed at a cost of around Rs 720 crore. The two highways aim to provide continuous connectivity in the region. Currently, there are three routes from Bangalore to Chennai: Hosur and Krishnagiri/Golden Quadrilateral, Old Madras Road, and a third route passing through Kolar-KGF-Kota and Vellore.

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According to reports, the Golden Quadrilateral, which stretches about 380 km between the two cities, is the most used of these three routes. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is constructing this expressway under the Bharatmala Project. Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for Bangalore-Chennai Expressway in May 2022. It was to be built at an initial cost of Rs 14,870 crore.

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