Expressways planned

Bangalore and Chennai will be connected by an expressway that will cost Rs 465 crore. This is part of the Centre’s efforts to build four expressways of about 1,000 km at a cost of Rs 15,000 crore. The other expressways will come up between Kolkata and Dhanbad, New Delhi and Meerut and Vadodara and Mumbai. These will be toll roads. “All will be taken up on ‘build operate transfer’ basis under the PPP model,’’ Union minister of state for road transport K H Muniyappa told reporters in Bangalore .The Bangalore-Chennai expressway will be a greenfield project. Its alignment will be different from the existing roads that pass through Hosur and Chittoor.

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