Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway Floods After Rain, Traffic Disrupted

Bengaluru: Days after the Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it witnessed waterlogging on Saturday morning after slight overnight rain, leading to traffic snarls.

Reportedly, the flooding near an underpass near Sangabasavana Doddi between Ramanagara and Bidadi led to chaos on Saturday as vehicles were spotted stuck in traffic jams.

Meanwhile, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) officials claimed that mud put up by a few villagers had blocked the drain. NHAI project director B. T. Sridhar said, “We have built drains along the stretch to flow the rainwater. However, a few villagers had blocked the drain by putting mud, which led to waterlogging on roads. We have immediately started work to clean the mud and remove the blockage in drains.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 12 inaugurated the 118 km-long ten-lane expressway between Bengaluru and Mysuru. The Expressway reduces the travel time between Bengaluru and Mysuru from three hours to about 75 minutes.




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